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Mississauga City Council Appoints Matt Mahoney as Deputy Mayor

Mississauga — In a historic move, Mississauga City Council, under the leadership of Mayor Carolyn Parrish, has appointed Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney as Deputy Mayor for the remainder of the 2022-2026 term. This decision was made during the June 26 Council meeting.

The introduction of the Deputy Mayor role aligns with the Ontario Municipal Act and represents a new chapter for Mississauga City Council. Deputy Mayor Mahoney will assist Mayor Parrish and act as the mayor during official functions and activities at her discretion. His responsibilities will include presiding over City events, participating in intergovernmental and third-party meetings, and serving as the permanent Chair of the General Committee. Additionally, he will oversee Council and other Committee meetings as necessary.

Councillor Mahoney’s Background and Experience

First elected as Ward 8 Councillor in 2014, Matt Mahoney is now in his third term. Over the years, he has contributed significantly to various committees, including:

  • Governance Committee (Vice-Chair)
  • Environmental Action Committee (Chair)
  • Peel Police Services Board
  • Credit Valley Conservation
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee (City & Region)
  • Mississauga Public Library Board

Immediate Implementation

The appointment of Matt Mahoney as Deputy Mayor takes immediate effect, with the current Acting Head of Council By-Law being rescinded. The full motion of appointment is available online here.

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