Mayor's Breakfast: Reflecting on 15 Years as Mayor

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Join Mayor Jim Watson, the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal for the Mayor's Breakfast on Wednesday, October 12 for a Mayor's Breakfast!

Start your morning with a cup of coffee, buffet breakfast and connect with colleagues in the business community.

At 8:00AM, Mayor Jim Watson will give his update from City Hall and a keynote address.

The Mayor's Breakfast Series is an opportunity to network and stay informed on issues vital to Ottawa's prosperity and quality. Focusing on issues such as economic development, transportation and the environment, this breakfast series provides an opportunity to network and stay informed. 

Topic: Reflecting on 15 years as Mayor

Jim Watson was elected Mayor of the City of Ottawa on October 25, 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and 2018. Mayor Watson has devoted most of his career to public service in Canada’s Capital. Elected as a City Councillor for the first time in 1991, he was re-elected in 1994. Three years later, he was elected Mayor - becoming the youngest Mayor in the history of Ottawa and receiving 82% of the popular vote.

Following the amalgamation of Ottawa and surrounding communities, Mr. Watson served as President & CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission, a Federal Crown corporation. In 2003, he was elected MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean and re-elected in 2007.

A committed member of his community, Mayor Watson has also served as a regular member or honorary President of several community organizations. On March 20, 2021, Mayor Watson surpassed Stanley Lewis as the longest-serving Mayor in the history of the City of Ottawa.

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