The Affordable Housing Summit

Kevin Ashe

Mayor Kevin Ashe has been a resident of Pickering for over 54 years. His late father, George Ashe, served as the first Mayor of the then Town of Pickering, in 1973, and his family has been involved in local politics ever since.
Mayor Ashe was first elected as Ward 1 City Councillor in 2003, and was re-elected by Ward 1 residents in 2010 and 2014. In November 2015, he was appointed as Regional Councillor for Ward 1, re-elected in 2018, and remained in that role until he ran for Mayor in 2022.
Prior to sitting on City Council, Mayor Ashe served as a Trustee on the Durham Catholic District School Board, representing Pickering from 1985 to 1997, and served as Chair of the Board in 1994. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association from 1991 to 1997.
Mayor Ashe believes in community involvement and has previously served on the Boards of the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation, Ajax Pickering Big Brothers and Sisters, and the Ajax Pickering United Way. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise since 1988 until 2022.
His vision for Pickering is to maximize all of the City’s opportunities to grow in a positive and progressive manner and work towards becoming a more vibrant, engaged, connected, and sustainable city. He recognizes that this requires thoughtful planning around opportunities for housing supply and diversity, dedicated community facilities and spaces, key service and infrastructure investments and economic development that will bring jobs close to home.