Mayors' Breakfast Address

Thursday, 23 March 2023 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT

550 Beck Crescent, Ballroom, Ajax, ON, L1Z 1C9, Canada

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Thursday, 23 March 2023 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT

Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax, ON, L1Z 1C9, Canada.

We invite you to join us for a special business breakfast event featuring the Mayors of Ajax and Pickering. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the leaders of both municipalities as they provide insights into their past accomplishments, current initiatives, and future plans. Network with fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals over a delicious breakfast while gaining valuable knowledge and updates on the local business landscape. Don't miss out on this informative and engaging event!

Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade (APBOT) is a not-for-profit, membership-based association, representing the voice of business in Ajax and Pickering since 1955. APBOT's members represent various sectors of the local economy and businesses of every size, from sole proprietorships to large corporations. Join us at one of our events to learn more!

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Kevin Ashe
City of Pickering

Mayor Kevin Ashe has been a resident of Pickering for over 54 years. His late father, George Ashe, served as the first Mayor of the then Town of Pickering, in 1973, and his family has been involved in local politics ever since. Mayor Ashe was first elected as Ward 1 City Councillor in 2003, and was re-elected by Ward 1 residents in 2010 and 2014. In November 2015, he was appointed as Regional Councillor for Ward 1, re-elected in 2018, and remained in that role until he ran for Mayor in 2022. Mayor Ashe was elected Mayor in 2022 and currently sits on the following committees: • Executive Committee • Planning & Development Committee • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority • Regional Finance & Administration Committee Prior to sitting on City Council, Mayor Ashe served as a Trustee on the Durham Catholic District School Board, representing Pickering from 1985 to 1997, and served as Chair of the Board in 1994. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association from 1991 to 1997. Mayor Ashe believes in community involvement and has previously served on the Boards of the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation, Ajax Pickering Big Brothers and Sisters, and the Ajax Pickering United Way. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise since 1988 until 2022. His vision for Pickering is to maximize all of the City’s opportunities to grow in a positive and progressive manner and work towards becoming a more vibrant, engaged, connected, and sustainable city. He recognizes that this requires thoughtful planning around opportunities for housing supply and diversity, dedicated community facilities and spaces, key service and infrastructure investments and economic development that will bring jobs close to home.

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City of Pickering
Shaun Collier
Town of Ajax

Since his election as Mayor in 2018, Shaun Collier has worked to bring long-term social, and environmental sustainability to the Town of Ajax, while strengthening our economic position. Prior to becoming Mayor, Shaun served as the Ward 1 Councillor, and Regional Councillor representing Wards 1 and 2. 2023 marks his 20th anniversary of public service. Under Mayor Collier’s leadership, Ajax has become a champion of economic development by cutting red tape and innovating to deliver new housing and business opportunities faster. In his first term as Mayor, development related construction value in Ajax topped $1-billion dollars. Continuing the Town’s strong history of environmental stewardship, Mayor Collier has fought for growth within our urban boundaries and has been vocal against the development of the Carruthers Creek headwaters. In 2019, Mayor Collier introduced the Ajax Mayor’s Gala with the aim of addressing homelessness and supporting not-for-profit and community groups. Under his leadership, more than $700,000 have been invested into the community thanks to the success of the gala and the support of its sponsors. Mayor Collier represents the voice and needs of Ajax on several committees. He is Chair of the Durham Regional Police Services Board, sits on the Durham Region Planning and Economic Development Committee, is the Treasurer of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Board of Directors (2022-2023), serves on the Elexicon Corporation Board of Directors where he Chairs the Administration Committee, is an active member of Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM), and is the Past Chair of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee. Mayor Collier also served as Council Liaison to the Ajax Anti-Black Racism Task Force. The task force was set up to listen to local Black voices and initiate concrete actions to support the Black community and other racialized groups in Ajax. Mayor Collier is also an Armed Forces Veteran, accountant, and a chartered director. He raised his two children in Ajax and is proud husband to Rose Collier.

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Town of Ajax

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All tickets must be paid in full upon registration. Cancellations made within 7-days prior to the event will not receive a refund. If you are unable to attend this event, we encourage you to send someone else in your stead such as a colleague or one of our not-for-profit members. Thank you for your understanding. 


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