News release

City of Mississauga Holds Inaugural Council Meeting

Local government | November 15, 2022

The City of Mississauga’s newly elected Council held its inaugural meeting tonight at the Living Arts Centre. Mayor and Councillors took their declarations of office and were formally sworn in for the 2022-2026 term by City Clerk and Director of Legislative Services Diana Rusnov.

Mississauga’s 2022-2026 City Council will see Mayor Bonnie Crombie return for her third term, alongside seven incumbent Councillors and four new members in Wards two, six, nine and 11:

  • Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko
  • Ward 2 Councillor Alvin Tedjo
  • Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca
  • Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac
  • Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish
  • Ward 6 Councillor Joe Horneck
  • Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla
  • Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney
  • Ward 9 Councillor Martin Reid
  • Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden
  • Ward 11 Councillor Brad Butt

In her address, Mayor Crombie shared her excitement and focused on teamwork as she outlined her aspirations and priorities for the next four years.

“Tonight is an exciting night – it is our time to begin a new term of Council, full of possibility and promise,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “While we will face challenges in the next four years, I know that working together, we will achieve great things.”

A focus on community wellness and high quality of life were clear throughout the address. Mayor Crombie identified a number of priorities, including affordability amid rising inflation rates; attracting new businesses and jobs to Mississauga; ensuring safe, sustainable transportation and working with police to combat racism in policing with a continued focus on community safety. Mayor Crombie also committed to continuing as a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion, working toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and to address systemic racism and inequalities in Mississauga.

“There is a lot to look forward to and a lot of work to do in the next four years. If the last two years have taught us anything, we are strong, we are resilient and there’s nothing Mississauga can’t conquer or achieve together,” added Mayor Crombie.

Ward 2 Councillor Alvin Tedjo was unable to attend the ceremony and will be sworn in on November 16 as part of the first Council meeting.

Members of Council will be in office from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026. The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

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An archived video of the November 15 Inaugural Council meeting can be found at


Formed in 1974, Mississauga is now recognized as Canada’s seventh largest city. With a population of over 717,000, Mississaugans represent cultures from around the world.

Role of Mississauga Council Members 
In accordance with The Municipal Act, 2001, the role of Council is:

  • To represent the public
  • To consider the well-being and interests of the municipality
  • To develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality
  • To determine which services the municipality provides
  • To ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place
  • To maintain the financial integrity of the municipality
  • To carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act


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