There’s one serious problem in municipal councils. The issue is that the elected body that has the most impact on your daily life is missing many voices and narratives. The problem is not that generally older men are getting elected (that choice belongs to voters), the problem is that younger people and women are not running for local offices in the first place!read more
A Mathematician and Software Engineer from the University of Waterloo, Councillor Zeeshan Hamid was first elected in 2010.
Prior to his election, he served on the Milton Transit Advisory Committee and represented Milton in Halton’s Inter-Municipal Committee on Sustainability. During his tenure at the Town Council, he has served on various boards and committees, including Interview Committee, Transit Advisory, Economic Development and the Library Board.
Outside of his council work, Hamid is an active volunteer, and an avid advocate for mental health, environment, youth mentoring and livable communities. He is a past president of Milton Toastmasters, and is active in mentoring and coaching youth in the community. He currently serves as a Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton.
In his day job, Councillor Hamid works for a large multinational corporation as a technology leader in downtown Toronto. He is also an active public speaker and speaks on civic engagement, civil liberties, diversity and minority rights. Hamid is also an experienced emcee, having emceed events as diverse as Orchestra concerts, community dinners, AGMs, major sporting events, and fundraisers.