Troy grew up in Saskatoon’s west side, attending Confederation Park Elementary School, and graduating from Mount Royal Collegiate in 1992. Troy credits a lot of his success to his parents, hockey coaches, and teachers who played a big role in who he has become today.
Working in the Community
Troy has worked as an Advanced Care Paramedic since 1994 and continues to do so today. In 2002, Troy was promoted to Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations with Medavie Health Services West in Saskatoon. Troy also oversees the Saskatoon Heart Safe (AED) Program. The Program has saved 39 lives (the most in North America) since its inception in 2001. Troy has received the STARS OF LIFE Award, the Governor Generals EMS Exemplary Service Medal, Saskatchewan Protective Services Award for 25 active years as an Advanced Care Paramedic, and the Saskatchewan Premiers Service Club Award.
Troy has been involved in many Boards and Fundraising events. Most notable are his accomplishments with Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Troy was Co-Chair and emcee for the SABEX Awards from 2009-2011, Troy represented Saskatoon with many other North American Cities in China, and resigned as Vice-President with the Chamber after winning the 2012 Civic election.
Another notable achievement is Troy's involvement with Synergy 8 Community Builders. Troy founded the non-profit group in 2009. The group of eight bring in golf/hockey celebrities each year and raise funds to purchase equipment that will make a direct impact on the lives of sick children. To date the group has raised 10.6 million dollars and has partnered with several of Saskatoon's charities. www.synergy8.ca
Troy was elected to City Council in October of 2012 and has been very active being the voice for the residents in Ward 4 since being elected responding to over 35,000 enquiries since 2012.
City of Saskatoon Boards & Committees:
- Governance and Priorities Committee
- Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services
- Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development & Community Services, Chair
- Civic Naming Committee (formerly Naming Advisory)
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District (DEED) Advisory Group, Co-Chair
- Personnel Selection Committee
- SaskTel Centre Board of Directors
Troy is leading Council’s strategic priority area of Recreation, Culture and Leisure to create the right mix of recreation, culture and programs to support our citizens to be healthy and have fun in Saskatoon all year round. As the world of sports, culture and recreation change and demand new facilities and programs to keep citizens active and engaged, City Council will explore innovation and partnership.