The Mayor and Council make up the local government for the City of Cambridge. They develop laws and policies, which the City's administration enforces. The Mayor provides leadership to Council and Council aims to achieve peace, order and good government in Cambridge.

2018-2022 City Council Inauguration

Watch the Inaugural council meeting for the 2018-2022 term of council below. Read a full transcript of Mayor Kathryn McGarry's inaugural address.

Contact the Mayor

You can contact Mayor Kathryn McGarry:

  • By email
  • By phone at (519) 740-4517 ext. 4666
  • By fax at (519) 740-4663

You can also contact the Mayor by mail at the following address:

  • The Mayor, City of Cambridge
    50 Dickson St
    P.O. Box 669
    Cambridge, ON N1R 5W8
 Mayor's Community Builder Award

The City of Cambridge Mayor's Community Builder Award was introduced in 2019 to recognize and bring attention to members of our community who have demonstrated a commitment to making our city and community a better place today and for the future.

Examples of this work might include dedicated charity work, acts of kindness and compassion, inspiring community building activities, and any other acts or achievement that has strengthened and benefited our community.

 

Nominations:

Nominate a Community Builder today by completing the online form.

Individuals and groups can be nominated by the public, council or staff. Nominations will be valid for one year after submission, during which time the nominee may be selected for recognition. Posthumous nominations will be considered for individuals who have passed away within the last calendar year.

 

You'll need the following information to submit a nomination:

  • Your contact information
  • Nominee's contact information
  • What is your relationship/affiliation with the nominee?
  • How has the nominee been involved in the City of Cambridge?
  • What has the nominee done to make a  positive impact in the City of Cambridge?
  • A short bio (350 words maximum) outlining the nominee's outstanding achievements, contributions, and characteristics.
  • Minimum of one (1) and a maximum of five (5) letters of support that speak to the contributions made by the nominee.

Nomination Deadline:

 Nominations received by March 6, 2020 at 5pm will be considered for the 2020 Award presentation. The 2020 Mayor's Community Builder Award will be awarded at the Mayor's State of the City address on April 20th, 2020, 5:30-8pm.

  

Mayor's State of the City Address

Past State of the City addresses

View State of the City addresses from previous years.

2019

Mayor Kathryn McGarry delivered her first annual State of the City Address on Tues., May. 7. 

To view Mayor McGarry's address visit 2019 State of the City recording.

2018

Mayor Doug Craig delivered this year’s annual State of the City Address on Thurs., Apr. 26. The address will reflect the City’s growth and progress over the past year and celebrate upcoming projects continuing to advance the city’s vision.

To view Mayor Craig's address visit 2018 State of the City recording.

2017

On May 11, Mayor Doug Craig delivered the 2017 State of the City Address at Galt Country Club. The address focused on who we are as a community and what we will be in the future.

View the following documents to learn more:

Funds raised by ticket sales for this event were donated to the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

 2016
On behalf of Cambridge City Council, Mayor Doug Craig delivered the 2016 Mayor's State of the City Address at Galt Country Club on May 12. The mayor highlighted the change that is currently happening in the city, the planned changes for the future, and the opportunities for change still to come. The Address also provided some context around decisions made, along with the progress of city-wide projects and initiatives.

Funds raised by ticket sales for this event were donated to the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

View the following documents to learn more:

City Council

Learn about the current members of City Council and our City Wards