Maurice is a proud recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award recognizing his 40 years of dedication and work in the Community.
As a long term Pickering resident, who has lived in Ward 1 for over 30 years, he knows the community and has dedicated his adult life working to build an inclusive engaged community while strengthening local neighbourhoods.
Maurice and Anne, have a blended family, 4 adult children who grew up in Pickering and now have their own lives and careers. As grandparents to 3 beautiful grandchildren, Maurice and Anne recognize the importance of a balanced lifestyle that ensures quality time to still enjoy family while individually and collectively remaining committed to giving back to the community.
Maurice has represented Ward 1 for 8 Terms. 1985-1991, as the Local/City Ward 1 Councillor, 1991-2006 as Ward 1 Regional Councillor. He returned to Council In 2016 following a By-Election and has worked hard to successfully deliver change on behalf of the community.
He has served as, an Acting and Interim Mayor, Vice President of Veridian, Chair of Sustainable Pickering, Chair of Pickering Audit Committee, President of Durham Regional Non-profit Housing, Durham Regions First Child and Youth Advocate, Co-Chair of Pickering Ajax Transit and has been a member of a number of City and Regional Committees including the Durham Trails Committee, Pickering Accessibility Advisory Committee, Rouge Park Alliance Committee and currently a member of the Pickering Public Library Board.
Outside of the Council Chamber, Maurice’s career involves Community Advocacy, and Human Rights, After retiring in the Senior Leadership role, as a Managing Director for Human Rights, Diversity and Fairness, Maurice is now self-employed as a Senior Human Rights Consultant working to promote and improve Equality and Fairness across Canada.
For more information or how you can get involved in Campaign 2018, contact Maurice at: firstname.lastname@example.org