Mayor Matt Brown was sworn in as London’s 63rd Mayor on December 1st, 2014. He served as Councillor for Ward 7 from 2010-2014. He resides in the Hyde Park area of London.
Matt studied at the University of Waterloo where he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Geography). Matt went on to earn a teaching degree. He worked for several years in corporate sales and later joined the YMCA of Western Ontario where he held several senior positions including Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. Matt most recently worked as a teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board, where he worked with secondary school students who are at risk of leaving school before graduating.
Community service and civic participation is very important to Matt. He is a past-president of Childreach, past co-chair of Hyde Park Lions Club’s and Nor’West Optimist Santa Claus Parade and a Steering Committee Member with the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraising event for Women’s Community House.
He currently chairs the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee and City Council. He sits on the London Police Services Board, the London Economic Development Corporation Board, the London Convention Centre Board and the Western University Board of Governors.
When Mayor Brown isn’t meeting with a local community group or in Council Chambers, he can be found at the local baseball diamond or soccer pitch cheering for his sons’ teams. Brown cheers for the London Knights on the hockey rink, London Lightning on the basketball court, and the London Majors at Labatt Park, Canada’s oldest baseball diamond. In the winter, Mayor Brown enjoys spending his afternoons with his sons on the slopes of Boler Mountain. In the summer, he passes his time paddling a canoe on nearby rivers and lakes. Mayor Brown loves running along the Thames River, and taking in the sights of the Old East Village.