Mayor Rick Bonnette Biography
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Rick is a lifelong resident of Halton Hills and has been a member of Council since 1982. At the age of 27, he was the youngest person ever elected to Council. He was elected Mayor of Halton Hills in 2003.
Rick has received numerous awards for his community service over the years, including:
2004 – The “Wave of Fame Recognition Award” from Humber College where he taught
2008 – Long-Standing Service Award for more than 25 years as an elected official from the Ontario government
2009 – National accolades for his patriotic stand on behalf of Canadian industry and businesses by opposing American protectionism
2012 – Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada
2013 – Town of Halton Hills recognition for 30 years of public service
Rick is Vice-Chair of the Greater Toronto Countryside Mayors Alliance, whose member municipalities make up the fastest growing region in Ontario. His personal goal is to ensure Halton Hills remains a livable community, maintaining its small-town charm in the midst of population growth.
Rick is an avid walker, inline skater and cross-country skier.