Bill is 54 years old, and has been married to his lovely wife Donna for 28 years. They have deep roots in Midland and are part of one of the founding families of this community. Together, they have a strong desire to see our community thrive. They have raised two children and are blessed with a new granddaughter and his focus is on helping to shape this community for all residents including our seniors, young adults, and our future generations. Strong family values stemming from his experiences, their Metis heritage and Donna’s vocation as a social worker and psychotherapist help guide his daily decision making.
He was a small business owner and employer for 15 years while also serving this community as a peacekeeper for 25 years with the former Midland Police Service and then with the Ontario Government. He has the privilege to continue to serve you for another four years as one of your voices on Midland Council from 2018 to 2022 and then honoured to be elected as Mayor of Midland from 2022 to 2026.
He believes in supporting and nurturing our local economy and putting our Community First in all things. Growth is essential for our future but not at the expense of the residents who have built this community for generations and call Midland home.
He has been a career civil servant with a highly-technical law enforcement and investigative background both with the Province of Ontario and formerly with our Municipality. He is an information technology executive now working in the pharmaceutical industry, a past labour executive and has experience in labour relations, mediation and arbitration. Two decades of community policing experience has taught him how to work with people from all walks of life, socio-economic backgrounds and personal situations along with how to mediate and compromise to achieve goals and positive outcomes.
Bill understands the difference between a want and a need and is neither too proud nor too shy to ask questions or to seek answers from subject matter experts, research for answers, and most importantly, seek opinions from the community whom he was elected to represent. He is an effective professional communicator and has a broad skill set from his diverse professional background.
On a personal note, Bill has been avid recreational boater on Georgian Bay, SCUBA diver, hobby musician and passionate Midlander. He was a volunteer firefighter for 6 years in Tiny Township – Station 4 Wyebridge and is the Director of Information Technology for a pharmaceutical cannabinoid manufacturer based out of Barrie, Ontario. If you want a deeper dive into his career, feel free to visit his LinkedIN page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-bill-gordon/