Kitchener, Ontario , Canada
|| May 10, 1979
May 24, 2018 02:20am
|Info||Born and raised on a family farm, Michael Harris knows firsthand what John Tory means when he says "Ontario's prosperity, values and quality of life are grounded from our rural and agricultural roots." Although, Michael currently resides in the urban part of the riding, he has blended the best of his rural roots with involvement in the local urban community into what he envisions as a better Kitchener-Conestoga. |
Michael has been actively involved in advocating local issues that are important to the residents of his community, including improving public safety, strengthening crime prevention initiatives, and promoting environmental awareness. His extensive volunteer work with not-for-profit organizations such as the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region - Anselma House, the Canadian Cancer Society, the United Way and the Heart and Stroke Foundation have helped Michael to understand the needs and responsibilities of all cross-sections in the community.
Michael has served as a member of the City of Kitchener's Safe and Healthy Community Advisory Committee and was recently selected to serve on Compass Kitchener, an important committee of Kitchener City Council to validate the community vision and determine critical community issues.
He has also served the Kitchener-Conestoga business community by participating with various organizations such as the Waterloo Region Home Builders Association and the Grand Valley Construction Association.
Recently, Michael successfully completed the Leadership Waterloo Region Program designed by the Region to seek out and cultivate local leaders of tomorrow. The program has allowed him to better appreciate the challenges faced in the region, such as the shortage of family doctors and the loss of many manufacturing jobs.
Michael is a proud graduate of the Conestoga College's Business Management Program where he also served on the College's Board of Governors. As someone who has spent years working in the community for positive change, Michael knows what it will take to represent the people of Kitchener-Conestoga.
As the Progressive Conservative Candidate for the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga, Michael carries with him a dedication to community service, experience in positions of leadership, and extensive business experience as an executive at Johnson Controls Inc. These are the qualities that he will bring to the community as the next Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga.