Mayor of the City of Vaughan
The Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua is currently serving his second term as Mayor of the City of Vaughan. Prior to becoming Mayor, he was a Member of Parliament for 22 years and served in several roles including Minister of State for Finance, Minister of State for Science, Research and Development, as well as Chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. He is presently the Vice Chair of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, Chair of the Integration Committee for Alectra Inc., the second largest municipally-owned electric utility by customer base in North America, Member of the York Regional Police Services Board, Co-chair of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital’s $250 million Exceptional Care Belongs Here Campaign, as well as a member of the Board of Directors at Versa Bank. Mayor Bevilacqua also serves on a number of local boards including the Advisory Council for the Certificate in Business Administration for the School of Continuing Studies at York University and is a member of the Global City Leaders Advisory Board for the World Council on City Data.
Mayor Bevilacqua holds the record for most votes ever received by a federal candidate in Canadian political history as well as most votes ever received by a municipal candidate in the history of the City of Vaughan. He is the recipient of numerous awards including “Premio Italiani nel Mondo” awarded by the Italian Government to individuals of Italian heritage who have served as outstanding role models; The State of Israel Bonds Canada, for his contribution to improving labour-management relations; and in recognition of his work advancing Canada/US relations, he was presented with the Key to the City of Dallas. As a strong supporter of local charities and community groups, through his Annual Mayor’s Gala and Annual Golf Classic, he formed the Spirit of Generosity which has helped over 150 organizations continue to deliver their important services. His vision of Vaughan as a world class city has set new standards in city building and redefined the political landscape in Vaughan. A former president of the Council of the York Student Federation, Maurizio is a graduate of York University as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management.Back to Board Members