Regional Councillor Shaun Collier - Town of Ajax

Shaun Collier C.Dir - Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 2

Shaun has lived in Ajax since 1969. He grew up here and attended Southwood Park Public School and Lord Durham prior to attending Ajax High School. Shaun joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1987 and served in Kingston, Sydney Nova Scotia and Comox BC, finally returning to Ajax in 1992. Shaun retrained through the Certified General Accountants of Ontario and started Collier and Associates, an Accounting and Financial Planning firm.

Shaun first entered politics in 2003 when he ran for Ward 1 Councillor on a platform of accountability, fiscal responsibility and the need for a Council Code of Conduct. He was elected as Ward 1 Councillor in 2003 and then re-elected in 2006. Shaun sold his accounting firm in 2005 to focus on his Council duties.

After 7 years as a member of Ajax Council, Shaun set his sight on the Region. He took on the long- term incumbent and was elected as Regional Councillor Wards 1 & 2 in 2010 and in 2014. During the last term, Shaun pushed strongly for increased police presence in Ajax, opposed the incinerator in Clarington, supported the direct election of the Regional Chair, promoted increased transit routes and new bus shelters and introduced motions to review the makeup of Regional Council and address the huge inequalities of Ajax representation.

In addition to his Council duties, Shaun acts as the Deputy Mayor. He sits on the Board of Directors for Veridian Corporation and the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority. He is also Vice Chair of the Regional Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee. Shaun holds quarterly public open house events to meet with residents and has earned the prestigious Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation in corporate governance.

When not performing his Council duties, Shaun enjoys cottaging, traveling, cycling, running, weight training, and scuba diving.

 Contact Information
Phone 905-409-6891
Fax 905-683-8207

Town Hall - Council Office
65 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, ON
L1S 2H9 

Boards & Committees - Current
Ajax Council, GGC & CAP - Town of Ajax
Regional Council - Durham Region
Regional Finance and Administration Committee Vice Chair - Durham Region
Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee - Town of Ajax
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, Board of Directors
Durham Trails Committee - Durham Region
Transit Executive Committee Vice Chair - Durham Region
Veridian Corporation, Board of Directors and Economic Development Committee
Transit Advisory Committee Chair - Durham Region
Boards & Committees - Past
Director - Ajax/Pickering Transit Authority
Budget Chair
Environmental Advisory Committee
Chair - Ajax Home Week
Pickering Village Business Improvement Association
Ajax Business Improvement Association
Commissioner - Durham Region Transit
Active Transportation and Trails Committee