Matthew Harris

Term

Dec. 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2014

Ward

St. Andrew's, Ward 2

Biography

Matt and his wife Shawna are proud parents of five active, energetic children. Through their children, Matt and Shawna are very involved with many sports associations and clubs in the community.

Matt has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. As the general manager of Sundawn Integrated Services, Matt is responsible for the company's business development, community initiatives and overall day-to-day operations. Building the company from scratch in 1997, Matt has witnessed Sundawn Integrated Services' rise to become a premier leader in the HVAC industry. Recently, Matt hired several new employees in St. Catharines and oversaw the development of the Sundawn Service Alliance - a network of countrywide sub-contractors that assists with servicing Sundawn's growing national account base.

With a background in social services, Matt has worked and volunteered with various social service agencies throughout St. Catharines and the Niagara Region. He previously served on the board of the Housing Help Centre, founded and co-chaired the Canadian Mental Health Association Golf Classic and served on committees with Ontario Homes for Special Care and Suicide Prevention Network.

Matt is a proud supporter of the St. Catharines community, donating both financially and countless volunteer hours to many local organizations. Matt is heavily involved with the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation and is a current board member of Community Care-St. Catharines and Thorold, St. Catharines Minor Lacrosse Association and Niagara Health System Foundation.

Matt is excited and honoured to have the opportunity to represent St. Andrew's Ward on City Council. Matt will be proactive in helping St. Catharines grow, adapt and once again become the jewel of the Niagara.

Membership on Agencies, Boards and Committees

Matt currently sits on:

  • Green Committee
  • Recreation Master Plan Steering Committee
  • St. Catharines Museum Advisory Committee
  • Student Housing Liaison Committee
  • Mayor's Advisory Committee on Accessibility
  • St. Catharines Hydro Commission
  • Inter-Municipal Specialized Transit Advisory Committee

 

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