In Office: 2020 - present


Councillor Hamilton was first elected to Cambridge city council in a by-election in October 2020. Due to delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the longest election held in the history of Cambridge.

Scott graduated from the University of Oxford (UK) with a master’s degree in International Relations (Political Science). He then received a full scholarship to complete a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (UK). Upon returning to Canada, he received the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and taught international politics, philosophy, security, and environmental politics, at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) in Waterloo, ON.

Today, Councillor Hamilton works in Waterloo, consulting on strategy, public affairs, and communications. His hobbies include jogging, resistance training, biking, writing, antique collecting, and -- for fun -- yard sales, comics, and learning how to refinish furniture. With two young children (ages 4 and 2), Councillor Hamilton and his wife Katie are active community members and sports enthusiasts. Scott is also a huge Raptors fan! 

After living around Canada and in Europe, Scott is thrilled to call Cambridge his 'forever home' and is excited to help the City of Cambridge and its residents grow and succeed, today and well into our shared future.


Current Committee Appointments

Environmental Advisory Committee

Youth Advisory Committee


Contact Info

Office: 519-740-4517 ext.4738