Mike Savage


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Mike Savage

Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality

Mike Savage  was first elected Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality on October 20, 2012.  Mayor Savage ran on a platform to make Halifax the most liveable,  entrepreneurial and inclusive city in the country, principles that continue to  shape his work at City Hall and in the community.

On October  15, 2016, Mayor Savage was elected to a second term based on a platform of  sustained progress in making the Halifax region a place where residents can  live, belong and thrive.

Mayor Savage  is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City  Mayors’ Caucus and a strong voice in support of local economic development,  immigration, social equity, and infrastructure investment.

In March  2016, he was honoured as a Modern Maker of Canada by the Canadian Institute on  Governance during a ceremony recognizing the growing role of civic leaders in  driving the economic prosperity for the country.

Prior to his  election as Mayor, Mike Savage served as Member of Parliament for  Dartmouth-Cole Harbour from 2004 until 2011, during which time he played a  national role as Official Opposition Critic for Human Resources, Social  Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Mayor Savage  has also had a career in business as General Manager of S. Cunard and Co.,  Director of Sales and Marketing for Nova Scotia Power Inc., Vice President at  Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, and Vice President at M5 Communications.

Mayor Savage  and his wife Darlene have two children, Emma and Conor, and continue to make  their home in Dartmouth where Mayor Savage grew up and attended school before  graduating from Dalhousie University.