Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
On Monday, October 22, Stephen Dasko was elected as a City of Mississauga Member of Council for Ward 1 for the 2018 to 2022 term and as a Regional Councillor for the Region of Peel.
“A vibrant community is home to a better life.” So believes Stephen Dasko, a Ward 1 resident – from birth to today. Through his earliest days when Port Credit Arena was hockey’s home ice – to his work as a young researcher on Parliament Hill – to being Chief of Staff for a Provincial MPP, Stephen has brought insight and energy to making better relationships and better communities.
As witness to decades of change in Ward 1, he knows residents have a common question – as the landscape evolves in Mississauga’s South East corner, are the biggest changes yet to come? Indeed they are – and they are happening now.
Remembering years of study towards his Honours degree in Political Science at Carlton University, Stephen Dasko feels the right kind of leadership can unite a community. His is a leadership style that engages community participation by first listening – and then acting with a unified voice that pledges to have residents’ voices are heard. They are the same principles that guided his work as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors for Community Living Mississauga and a Director for the Port Credit Village Project.
Stephen also twice served as Campaign Co-Manager for Councillor Jim Tovey’s elections to public office and is intimately involved with the Ward’s issues – from ensuring the community vision inspired by Jim remains true – to speaking for the community interests in the midst of unprecedented development. Be it transportation, infrastructure or density, Stephen is committed to advancing the needs of his community.
As a professional Stephen worked in the hi-tech sector as Chief Operating Officer for ASI Technologies, his focus has been transportation, providing associations with database management solutions and operates the “The Road Authority,” a joint venture between the Ministry of Transportation and Ontario Good Roads Association.
Stephen and his wife Maria, who have a brother and sister Shih-Tzu named Skipper and Ginger, enjoy being a part of the community and spending summers at home on Lake Ontario.