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Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow announces his retirement

Mayor Barrow is retiring effective September 15, 2021. Happy retirement Mayor Dave! You have served Richmond Hill well for many years. Your love for Richmond Hill and it's residents has always been evident and your steady hand at the helm has been and will be missed by all of the residents who you have served so well. Thank you for all that you have done for Richmond Hill residents and our community!

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from Richmond Hill Council, effective September 15, 2021.

After serving as Mayor of Richmond Hill for 15 years, and dedicating more than 35 years of my life to our wonderful community, this was an incredibly difficult decision to make.

I was grateful to return to Council last week, after having been away for several months. However, following that meeting, and after much consideration, I have decided to step down from my duties to allow more time to focus on my family.

I’d like to thank Members of Council, City staff, Members of Regional Council and all those who have helped me support the city and its residents and businesses every day. I especially want to acknowledge the staff in the Mayor’s Office who have worked tirelessly alongside me for so many years. Your dedication and care has made a difference in people’s lives and I have appreciated our time together.

I love Richmond Hill. It has truly been an honour and a privilege to serve this great City.

I wish everyone happiness, good health and success in the future.

Dave Barrow Mayor


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