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Frank Scarpitti

Mayor of Markham

Mayor Frank Scarpitti

Mayor Frank Scarpitti was elected as Mayor of Markham in 2006 and 2010 and in 2014.

He was first elected to Markham Council in 1985 as a Regional Councillor. In total, the people of Markham have voted for Mayor Scarpitti eight times over 29 years.

Mayor Scarpitti also serves on York Region Council, is the current Chair of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, a member of the Region’s Finance and Administration Committee and is the Chair of York Region Police Services Board.

He is Vice Chair of PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, and Chair of Markham Enterprise Corporation, which owns Markham District Energy, operator of four energy plants.

Mayor Scarpitti gives time to a number of non-profit associations related to health, culture and quality of life programming. As Co-Chair of the Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Capital Campaign his efforts contributed to surpassing the $50 million goal.

He led Markham’s initiative to secure the Markham Pan Am Centre and was Co-Chair of the Markham Pan-Am Host Advisory Committee.

He is a strong advocate of internet voting and pioneered internet voting in the municipal elections of 2003 that has been used in all subsequent elections.

Mayor Scarpitti and his wife Nancy have three children.
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Diversity Drives Markham's Economic Success

As mayor, I am often asked what the key ingredients are that make Markham one of the most vibrant and successful municipalities in Canada. The answer is simple. Diversity is Markham's strength. Professionals, business executives, retail operators and skilled trades persons come to our city from all over the world.
03/29/2016 01:50 EDT