EVENT DATE: February 8, 2012
TOPIC: Kingston’s Strategic Directions
Mark Gerretsen was elected the 95th mayor of the City of Kingston on October 25, 2010. He also serves on the boards of Kingston Hydro, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, and the Police Services Board. He was previously City Councillor for Portsmouth District, from 2006 to 2010.
He continues a distinguished family tradition in politics, as his father John Gerretsen had also served at City Hall first as Councillor then Mayor before being elected to the Ontario legislature to represent Kingston and the Islands.
A native of Kingston, Mark finished grade school at École Catholique Cathédrale in their French immersion program, graduated from Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School in 1994, and entered St. Lawrence College in their computer engineering program. After pursuing some private business interests, he enrolled at Queen’s University and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.