Dave Gittings

Ward 3

About Dave


Born in Montreal and raised in Clarkson, the Clearview and East Lake neighbourhoods in Oakville have been my home with my wife, Susan, and our family for 27 years. Susan is a recently retired Vice-Principal in Mississauga, and our children, Lesley, Elizabeth, and Matthew, attended Chisholm and E.J. James Public Schools and Oakville Trafalgar High School.

Business Career
Over a 30 year period, I held management and advertising sales positions with the Toronto Star. As Chairman and Director of the Retail Advertising and Marketing Club of Canada, I worked closely with industry leaders to address industry concerns and to provide educational forums with a unique Canadian perspective. As Chairman and Director of the StarNews Credit Union, my focus was on fiscal guardianship.

Oakville Town Council

As Ward 3 Town Councillor, I have the opportunity to serve on the following committees: 

  • Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee
  • Downtown Oakville BIA Board of Management
  • Community Services Committee
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Community Spirit Awards Committee

Community Service
I am a strong believer in the contributing to the community and caring for others, Over the years, I have been involved in numerous organizations and community activities including the following: 



  • Dog Guides of Canada - foster Parent and advocate
  • CharterAbility - volunteer
  • Halton Food Council – Communications workgroup
  • Chartwell Maple Grove Residents Association – founding board of directors
  • Scouts Canada - volunteer leader
  • OTHS First Robotics Team #1334 - advocate and supporter
  • Oakville Community Foundation – Random Acts of Kindness Steering Committee
  • Wallace Park skating rink – volunteer
  • Oakvillegreen Conservation Association Groundbreakers – volunteer


Election 2014

Keeping you informed. . .

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