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Ward 1

Darren Hill

Biography: 

Darren Hill was born in Saskatoon, raised in Sonningdale, Saskatchewan, and attended the University of Saskatchewan. A long-time resident of Ward 1, Darren has lived in Saskatoon for over 30 years in Sutherland, Mayfair, and North Park; he currently resides with his family in City Park.  Darren has played an active role on his local Community Association and community initiatives, including his family’s involvement in the Community Garden.

Darren is honoured to have held the position as Chief Executive Officer and President of Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan (JA), where he encouraged young minds to pursue interests in the areas of entrepreneurship and business, and develop life and leadership skills.

Darren brings over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketing manager, operations manager, and advertising executive in the tourism and communications sectors. Darren was responsible for local, national and international marketing campaigns, media buying, corporate communications and public relations. 

Darren’s mandate is to have a responsive council - one committed to advancing Saskatoon as a leader in environmental initiatives, social programming, economic development, cultural relations, and responsible and safe policing.

Strategic Priority:

Economic Development 

City of Saskatoon Boards and Committees:

  •  Standing Policy Committee on Planning Development & Community Services, Chair
  •  Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services
  •  Governance and Priorities Committee

External Boards

  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Board of Directors, Second Vice-President
  • FCM Executive Committee
  • FCM Members Relations Committee, Chair
  • FCM Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention
  • FCM Standing Committee on Conference Planning, Chair
  • FCM Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Governance
  • FCM Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
  • FCM Standing Committee on International Relations
  • FCM Municipal Finance & Intergovernmental Arrangements
  • FCM Municipal Infrastructure & Transportation Policy
  • FCM Northern & Remote Forum
  • FCM Rural Forum
  • FCM Social Economic Development
  • Federation Canadian Municipalities / Correctional Service Canada / Parole Board Canada / Public Safety Canada Joint Committee on Community Corrections
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Board of Directors
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
  • Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)

Pension Plans 

  •  Saskatoon Police Pension Plan Board of Trustees (New & Old)

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