Mayor6934NersesPhoto.jpgMayor Walter Sendzik

Phone: 905.688.5601 ext. 1540

City of St. Catharines
PO Box 3012
50 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7C2



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About the Mayor

Mayor Walter Sendzik's Biography


The City of St. Catharines is taking COVID-19 seriously, and declared a State of Emergency on April 3, 2020.  The City is making significant changes to services and programming to help protect health and well being of the community.  Please visit for the latest information. 

To prevent further cases of COVID-19, continue to wash your hands, maintain physical distance and wear a mask. Please follow the health recommendations and guidelines from Niagara Region Public Health

2021 State of the City 

At the Mayor's 2021 State of the City address, Mayor Sendzik celebrated 'everyday heroes' throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and the way we’ve seen our community step up and respond during the COVID-19 health crisis is just another shining example of how incredible the City of St. Catharines is.

Together with the St. Catharines economic development team, Mayor Sendzik inducted five businesses into the Team STC Hall of Fame for their contributions in the community and abroad. Learn more about the 2021 Team STC Inductees.

Mayor's Poetry Challenge 


Mayor Sendzik has launched his annual Mayor's Poetry Challenge, inviting St. Catharines residents to submit an original poem, based on the theme "Our Community Heroes".

All types of poetry will be accepted – from Shakespearean sonnets to a vivid picture told through the simplicity of a few words in a Haiku.

Poems should be sent to by April 30 to be considered. The winning poet will be highlighted on the mayor’s social media channels.

Congratulations to Shelley Locke, winner of the 2020 Mayor’s Poetry Contest with her submission of 'Hope Floated.  You can view her poem here. 

 The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge takes place during National Poetry Month in April, which began in 1998 by the League of Canadian Poets to celebrate and appreciate poetry.

The Compassionate City

CompassionateSTC is a platform to learn what a compassionate city is about, how you can get involved and learn about the services and resources available in the Compassionate City Guide. Please share your ideas to help make St. Catharines a more engaged and compassionate community.

At the Mayor's 2018 State of the City, Mayor Sendzik invited the community  to join him in signing the Compassionate STC Charter - a commitment to making our city a more compassionate and prosperous community by taking personal action and working together. The community is invited to sign the charter online at



Flag Raising


If you would like to have a flag raising at City Hall, please complete our Flag Raising Request Form.

Please deliver your flag to the Mayor's Office (City Hall, 50 Church St., third floor) the week prior to your flag raising.

A staff member from the Mayor's Office will contact you to confirm the date and time.

Flag raisings and lowering to half mast are guided by the City of St. Catharines Flag Protocol.

Invitations for the Mayor

 If you would like to invite the Mayor and/or a City Councillor to your event, please complete our Invitation Request Form.

Please note that we appreciate receiving your invitation at least six weeks in advance of your event.

A staff member from the Mayor's Office will contact you to confirm attendance or extend regrets.


 Congratulatory certificates are provided to individuals, groups, businesses and other organizations in St. Catharines to commemorate anniversaries, birthdays, milestone occasions, official openings and other special honours.

The Mayor provides certificates for residents in St. Catharines celebrating their 75th, 80th, 85th, 90th, 95th, 100th and over 100 birthdays, and 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th and over 75 anniversaries.

Please complete our Certificate Request Form if you would like to receive a congratulatory certificate from the Mayor. We request that request forms be submitted at least six weeks prior to your celebration.  These certificates are not civic endorsements and the City does not make proclamations. 

Request City Pins

If your charitable organization, agency or sports team would like to hand out City pins at an upcoming meeting, event or tournament, please complete our City Pin Request Form.

For requests of more than 25 pins, please contact Economic Development and Tourism Services at 905-688-5601 ext. 1731

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