About Ray Chisholm

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A life-long Ward 2 resident, married with two daughters and a grandson, Ray’s roots in the community run deep. A three decade career working for the Town of Oakville means that Ray has had involvement with the development of new facilities, policy changes, programs and services that have helped shape, provide and support the high quality of life enjoyed by residents. Ray’s extensive municipal background has given him firsthand experience and insight as to the challenges and opportunities the municipality has faced and will face in the years to come.

After retiring from his position as Senior Manager of Recreation Services, Ray remained heavily involved in local organizations and in 2016 was successful in winning the by-election for the Ward 2 seat at Council. Ray has never stopped working for his community and is a strong advocate at Council. His municipal background has been a great asset; he hit the road running and was successful in moving issues to the top of the agenda that directly impacted Ward 2.


  • Ward 2 Councillor
  • Council member, Site Plan Committee
  • Council member, Administrative Services Committee
  • Member, West Harbour Ratepayers Association
  • Past chair, Tourism Oakville Committee
  • Past member, Oakville Arts Council & Grants Committee
  • Past Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
  • Past member, Oakville Community Foundation Youth Grants Committee
  • Past President, Oakville Club
  • Past member, Downtown Jazz Festival
  • Past board member / Coach, Oakville Blades
  • Past board member, Halton Healthy Communities Committee
  • Past member, Municipal / HDSB / RCSP Facilities Agreement Committee