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Chris Rickett

Chris Rickett is the Director of Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship with the City of Markham, where he leads a team focused on growing Markham’s economic base on a foundation of innovation, arts, and culture. Chris is a proud public servant and civic innovator with a keen interest in urban planning, economic development, civic technology, municipal infrastructure, and political economy. He has a diverse portfolio of municipal leadership – serving as a City Councillor in Stratford, Ontario; leading corporate sustainability and environmental planning initiatives for the Toronto Region Conservation Authority; and delivering on high profile economic development portfolios for the Regional Municipality of York and the City of Toronto. Chris is also the co-founder of both Digital Main Street and My Main Street, two organizations focused on supporting main street businesses through community economic development.