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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 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 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

Mayor's Poetry Challenge 2019

The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge is returning this April with a theme to celebrate the water that surrounds us.

This year we are shining a spot light on the water that surrounds us. We are a city on Lake Ontario. We have the Welland Canal that runs through our city, and creeks and rivers coursing through our parks and neighbourhoods. Water is an important part of who we are and I am looking forward to reading how poets make the connection with the water that surrounds us.

Poems should be sent to by April 24 to be considered. The winning poet will be invited to recite their poem at the April 29 City Council meeting.

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State of the City 2019

Mayor Sendzik delivered his 5th State of the City address on Feb. 13 at an event hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. The event was broadcast live on YourTV Niagara and will be replayed on:

  • Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

The event will also be available through the station’s on-demand channel. An audio recording of the Mayor’s speech can also be found at on the Mayor's website 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.

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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