I’m an activist, entrepreneur, educator and municipal councillor. I was first elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016 due in part to what Halifax Magazine recently referred to as my “social media savvy and relentless constituency work.” I am currently the Deputy Mayor of Halifax.
I‘ve grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades. My career in the music industry spanned artist development to live event production, and I’ve also acted as a business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector.
I founded and was Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion Association from 2001 to 2010, and was an instructor in Music Business at the Nova Scotia Community College from 2007 to 2012. I have been involved with several community organizations, including the Gottingen Street Merchants Association, Khyber Arts Society, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, and as long-serving member and past-President of Music Nova Scotia.
As councillor, I currently serve as Chair of the Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee and as a Police Commissioner, as well as being a member of several other boards and committees. I am also Vice President of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.
I recently graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary’s University, and had previously earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and a Community College Education Diploma from NSCC. I grew up in Dartmouth and now live in Halifax with my wife and two children.
ABOUT THE SITE
Wayemason.ca / Halifaxpolitics.ca has been a home for political discussion, investigations and resources that shine a light on the political scene in Halifax Regional Municipality since 2005. I started the site as the personal blog and online journal but in short order it evolved into a political blog and website. I turned it into my political website in 2012. Halifaxpolitics.ca still forwards here. I kept the historic stuff here so it would all be in one place.
I have adopted the Scalzi rules for my social media and website. Specifically “That said, you have no right to free speech on this site. This is my personal site, and I am not the United States government. I reserve the right to edit all comments, and to moderate all comment threads, as I see fit. Your comment is more likely to be edited, moderated or deleted if it contains phobic content (based on race, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc), is a personal attack or threat toward another commenter, is entirely unrelated to the entry topic, features more than a “fair use” amount of someone else’s copyrighted work, has such poor grammar and spelling that it annoys me, is an obvious piece of trollage, or if I find it or you obnoxious and decide I’ve had enough. Don’t like it? Don’t comment. Simple.”