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Profile of Dave Barrow

Mayor of the Town of Richmond Hill

Every community has a handful of names that are well-known to both long time residents and newcomers alike. In Richmond Hill, Barrow is such a name. Dave Barrow was born and raised in Richmond Hill. He attended McConaghy Public School, Richmond Hill High School and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute prior to entering the family business and Richmond Hill municipal politics.

Dave’s political career began with his first term as Councillor of Ward 4 in 1978. He remained Councillor through to 1985 when he returned to the family business. Dave re-entered political life in 1997 by winning a Regional Council seat. He was elected Mayor on November 13, 2006 and re-elected Mayor on October 25, 2010.

Dave is happily married to Tomye Anne. He knows what a great place Richmond Hill is to raise a family as both his children live in Richmond Hill. The Barrow’s are very excited about the newest members of the family and fourth generation Barrow's, 2 grandchildren born at MacKenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

Dave has been involved in his community for more than 30 years. He has been recognized by both the Town and the Chamber of Commerce for his contributions. He has served as Chair of the York Regional Police Services Board and as a Provincial Appointment to the GO Transit Board.

Most recently, Dave was honoured to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in the community. An award received by his father in the Silver Jubilee year of 1977.

Current Positions and Appointments:

Mayor Richmond Hill Council
Member - Mackenzie Health Board
Member - Toronto Region Conservation Authority Board
Director - Richmond Hill Mobility/Accessibility Foundation
Chair-York Region Finance and Administration Committee
Board member-York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
Chair - Yonge Street Subway Task Force

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