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Join London’s Mayor Matt Brown and Chief Planner John Fleming at the renowned Michael’s on the Thames restaurant in London for lunch.
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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 with his wife, Andrea, and their two young sons.
Matt studied at the University of Waterloo where he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Geography). He went on to get 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 with secondary school students who are at risk of leaving school before graduating.
Mayor Matt Brown at the Canadian Club
In his role as Councillor for Ward 7, Matt was Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, Chair of the Town and Gown Committee, Vice- Chair of the Investment and Economic Prosperity Committee, and a member of the Council Housing and Leadership Committee. He has been active on City of London boards including the Elgin Area Water Supply System Joint Board of Management (Vice Chair) and the London Public Library Board.
Community service is very important to Matt. He is a past president of Childreach, Co-chair of the 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. Matt is also a member of the Hyde Park Lions Club and the Optimist Club. Mayor Brown currently sits on the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee and the London Police Services Board.
Mayor Brown is also a member of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus and the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario. He regularly works with leaders in other municipalities to address common concerns.
Bidders on this reward must be able to get to the Michael’s on the Thames restaurant in London, Ontario, on their own.
Lunch with Matt and John
Join London’s Mayor Matt Brown and Chief Planner John Fleming at the renowned Michael’s on the Thames restaurant for lunch. Learn about big ideas, plans and initiatives that are underway to move our city forward. This is your chance to discuss the London Plan, the Downtown Master Plan and what our community means to the Mayor and the Chief Planner. Bring your imagination, ideas and conversation to this unique opportunity.