Ward 6 Councillor

Ward 6 Councillor Godwin Chan

Godwin Chan

225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4 

Telephone: 905-771-2509
Fax: 905-771-2500
Email: godwin.chan@richmondhill.ca

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First elected in 2006, Councillor Godwin Chan, a lawyer by profession, has provided community leadership in a wide range of areas, including policing, education, public health and road safety for over two decades. He has served on the York Regional Police Services Board, the University of Toronto’s Academic Board and the Public Library Boards in Richmond Hill and Vaughan. As a volunteer, he helped found Richmond Hill Road Watch and served as the Founding Treasurer and Fundraising Chair. Councillor Chan is committed to fostering a sense of community belonging and promoting community safety. Since elected by municipal peers to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Board of Directors in 2013, Councillor Chan has served on FCM Standing Committees on Community Safety and Crime Prevention, International Relations, Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements, and Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation.

Councillor Chan is currently serving his fourth term on Council. For the term of 2018-2022, he serves as the Deputy Budget Chief, the Chair of Economic Development Committee, the Chair of the David Dunlap Observatory Park Steering Committee, and a member of the City’s Audit Committee and Capital Sustainability Steering Committee. He is a past recipient of the City's Volunteer Achievement Award. In 2013, Councillor Chan was awarded the St. John Ambulance Priory Vote of Thanks from the Governor General of Canada for his volunteer work in helping to found the Youth Cadets Unit in Richmond Hill.  In June 2016, Councillor Chan's achievements were recognized and he received the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for making a positive difference in Canada. In 2017, Councillor Chan was chosen as one of the Canada 150 Community Leaders.