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David Bailey

Elected as the Mayor of the County of Brant in 2018, David Bailey is serving his first four year term.  David’s life has been rooted in the County of Brant.  Living in Glen Morris, Paris, Mount Pleasant and now, St. George, David has experienced many of the charming communities, first hand, that make the County of Brant simply grand.  

David prides himself as being an outspoken advocate for the preservation of our built heritage and his desire to re-purpose historic buildings, wherever possible. He believes that the arts, culture and heritage play a key role in the quality of life for citizens and visitors in the County. 

David’s passion also extends to many other facets of the community.  He has been actively engaged in civic leadership for over 25 years.  David has led in a variety of capacities such as Chair, Vice-Chair, President, Member and/or Honorary Member of many Boards of Directors and Foundations including:

  • Animal Aid Foundation,
  • Boys and Girls Club, Brantford,
  • Brant Community Foundation, managing assets of $17 million and Life time achievement award
  • Brant Historical Society Annual Fundraising Campaign in 2011, raising $185,000 for the Brant County Museum,
  • Brant Municipal Enterprises
  • Brant United Way Campaign, raising over $1.3 million,
  • Brantwood Community Services,
  • David A B Bailey Foundation through the Brant Community Foundation,
  • Grand River Grannies in support of the Steven Lewis Foundation,
  • Ontario Provincial Police Services Board for Brant, 
  • Rotary Club, Brantford, 
  • South Dumfries Trade and Tourism Association, and
  • St. George Applefest
  • South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR)

David’s commitment to the community has been recognized on a number of occasions.  He has been the recipient of a number of awards including:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service,
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brant Community Foundation 2015,
  • Paul Harris Fellowship Award – Brantford Rotary Club 2010,
  • Len Ellins’ Memorial Award “Celebration of Youth” for Boys and Girls Club of Brantford 2010,
  • Ontario Heritage Award for Appreciation and Preservation of Provincial Heritage Properties 2002, and
  • Nominated for the Brantford-Brant County Citizen of the Year Award 2002

As a lifelong entrepreneur, philanthropist and civic leader, David has developed a combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference.  David offers determination, passion, and positivity to meet each challenge and opportunity within his role as Mayor of the County of Brant.