Sean was first elected to the Waterloo Region District School Board as a Trustee in 1994. Sean has also served as City of Waterloo Councillor from 1997 to 2000 and as a Waterloo Regional Councillor from 1997-2003 and 2006 to present.

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As regional councillor, Sean serves on all standing committees of council. During the 2000-2003, 2006-2010 and 2010-2014 council terms, Sean served as chair of the Community Services Committee. In addition to his standing committee responsibilities, Sean has been active on many other regional committees, project teams, studies and working groups in the past, including the:

  • Regional Transportation Master Plan;
  • Highway 401 Access Improvements Study;
  • Northfield Drive Widening, Davenport Rd. to University Ave. EA;
  • Region of Waterloo History Museum Steering Committee;
  • Grand River Conservation Authority;
  • Long-Term Budget Strategy Working Group;
  • Regional Development Charges Working Group;
  • Well W5 Upgrade EA;
  • RGMS Steering Committee.

Over the 2014-2018 term, Sean has been involved in the following committees and projects:


  • Administration and Finance (Chair)
  • Audit (Chair)
  • Budget (Chair)
  • Community Services
  • Economic Development
  • Planning and Works


  • Airport Master Plan
  • Jack Young Civic Award Committee
  • Rapid Transit Steering Committee
  • King/ Victoria Transit Hub Steering Committee


Sean attended St. Jerome’s High School in Kitchener and graduated from the Kitchener Collegiate Institute. He later attended the University of Waterloo, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and Wilfrid Laurier University, where he completed the Master Manager Program. Sean has also attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Sean is a lifelong resident of Kitchener-Waterloo and resides in Waterloo with his wife and two children. He has been extensively involved in the community throughout his life. From 1990 to 2003, Sean served as Executive Director of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and was active on the Executive of the Ontario Association and Canadian Association of Food Banks. In addition, he served on numerous community boards and committees, including the:

  • Highland-Stirling Community Group;
  • Catholic Family Counselling Centre;
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Board of Governors;
  • Project Lift Board;
  • the Grand River Hospital Board of Governors.
  • Waterloo Minor Hockey Coach
  • Waterloo Minor Soccer Coach

Sean is the proud recipient of the Canada 125 Medal for Community Service. In addition to his community commitments and experience, Sean has coached soccer and hockey and now enjoys playing the games recreationally.