Mayor David Ryan and his wife Anne have raised their two daughters, Laura and Colleen in Pickering since 1985. He is recently retired from a 33 year career in general business and management at IBM. He is also a past Director of the American Marketing Association Toronto Chapter and a past member of the Advisory Committee at Seneca College Business Administration Faculty.

Prior to elected office, Dave was active on the executive of many community organizations including the Rouge Valley Community Association, Pickering Waste Reduction Committee, Pickering Ajax Citizen Together (PACT), Pickering Philarmonic Orchestra, and the Citizen Task Force Against Dumps.

The City of Pickering’s Mayor, Members of Council, and staff share a strong and productive relationship with the Ontario Power Generation (OPG), particularly with the staff associated with the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
Foremost, there is a steady two-way communication flow between the City and OPG. While the City is kept abreast of timely and important issues associated with the nuclear plant, OPG is also informed of relevant community programs, events and issues.

The relationship also includes established arrangements and opportunities for the City to dialogue with and engage OPG. For example, the Fire Protection and Emergency Management Memorandum of Understanding is a framework of co-operation between both parties that was established to strengthen communication and co-ordination efforts. In addition, a City staff member regularly attends the OPG Pickering  Community Advisory Council Meetings to hear and address issues directly at the community level.

Finally, OPG is a strong advocate and practitioner of corporate social responsibility. OPG’s significant contributions through employee volunteers and funding for environmental, educational, and community activities, demonstrate its commitment to the community and help to make Pickering one of the best places in Canada to live, work and play.

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Mayor David Ryan