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The Mayor is the Official Head of the City of Kenora, a position which represents the municipality and the interests of businesses and residents alike, as summarized below:

  • Represent the City of Kenora at meetings with representatives/officials of the federal, provincial and other municipal governments to explain/defend City of Kenora needs, proposed initiatives/projects and challenges, to influence and seek changes to programs, legislation, policies and plans which impact City of Kenora residents and to gain support and assistance with issues.
  • Act as Chief spokesperson for major initiatives involving the City of Kenora, represent the City at meetings with major associations and groups to promote the City and its initiatives.
  • Serve as the primary representative of the City with the media; giving interviews and defending and explaining issues/decisions as well as commenting on announcements/decisions from other levels of government which impact the community.
  • Respond to issues raised by business groups and business owners, facilitate meetings/discussions to resolve issues (e.g. contracts, development proposals, City services and projects impacting business) with City Managers/Staff and stakeholders.
  • Meet with citizens groups and individuals to develop an understanding of issues or problems with City services, proposals and projects; and facilitate the provision of the assistance by City Managers/staff in resolving and addressing unique or particular issues.
  • Participate in civic events to promote new ideas and programs to improve the community by attending meetings and delivering speeches and presentations.

His Worship Mayor Daniel Reynard

Mayor Reynard was born and raised in Kenora and was elected as the City of Kenora’s 8th Mayor since amalgamation of the communities in 2000. Dan served one term as a Councillor prior to his election in 2018 to the Mayor for the City.

As a City Councillor, he used his background as a municipal employee to focus his progressive agenda centered on community growth and quality-of-life initiatives. He continues as Mayor to believe on building partnerships and working together to grow our community.

Dan is married to Laurie and is a step-father to three married adult children and is a proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Dan was the former Municipal Treasurer/Tax Collector with the Town of Keewatin (13 years) and following amalgamation, held the positions of Municipal Accountant, Solid Waste Supervisor & KMTS Manager of Finance with the City of Kenora.

Mayor Reynard has been actively involved for the past 33 years in minor hockey at both the local & regional level as a coach, instructor & administrator. He served as Co-chair of the World Junior Hockey Pre-Tournament, Finance Chair of the Kenora Thistles Stanley Cup 100th Anniversary & Director of the National Woman’s Hockey Fall Festival and Co-Chair of the Kenora Hockey Day in Canada Event hosted in Kenora. Dan has been recognized nationally by Hockey Canada as an RBC Local Hockey Leader.

His personal interests include boating, travelling with his wife, spending time with friends and family and relaxing by reading great books.

As Mayor, Reynard’s vision is to harness the natural beauty we have been afforded and build a community that is focused on growing together through investment and partnerships. The tremendous opportunities that this Council has already witnessed along with the energy and interest in our community is incredible and Kenora will be the most desired City in the Northwest as a result.

Contact Mayor Reynard at 807-407-2004 ordreynard@kenora.ca.

Mayor Daniel Reynard