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The Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor, City of Vaughan On Purpose-Driven Leadership

Monday, December 2, 2019

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
The Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua P.C., Mayor, City of Vaughan On Purpose-Driven Leadership

Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, addressed The Empire Club of Canada and discussed purpose-driven leadership. After 30 years of public service that have taken him from Parliament to the cabinet table to City Hall, he has witnessed failures and successes in government. Mayor Bevilacqua understands that elected officials must lead with purpose rooted in hope, optimism and determination. With a clear mission, he continued to bring about the ultimate urban transformation. Under his leadership, Vaughan had an economic growth rate of four per cent, which had created more than 60,000 new jobs and remained the only municipality outside of Toronto to be linked by the subway. Mayor Bevilacqua was also instrumental in bringing the city’s and York Region’s first post-secondary institution – Niagara University.

Philanthropy has long shaped Mayor Bevilacqua’s service to others. He chaired the $250-million Ultimate Campaign to build Canada’s first smart hospital, and through the efforts and events of his Spirit of Generosity commitment, more than $70 million had been raised to help over 200 worthy causes. Never subscribing to populist politics and opportunism, his focus and success were attributed to doing what is best for the citizens he represents.

The Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua P.C., Mayor, City of Vaughan

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