Dave Augustyn sees an exciting future for Pelham and the Region. He believes in the promise of Niagara!
As Dave transitions his career from that of a political representative he will continue to share his observations about local politics and community matters via his Online Journal Dave Augustyn Now.
We look forward to sharing his Dave Augustyn Now Opinion/Editorial BLOG posts here on myPelham.com and welcome Dave Augustyn's continuing participation as a Community Advertising Sponsor of our community platform.
The people of Pelham first elected Dave Augustyn as the Town’s youngest Mayor and Niagara’s youngest Regional Councillor in November 2006. Confident in his leadership ability, his energetic style and his commitment to always serving the best interests of Pelham, he was reelected in both 2010 and 2014. After 12 years of steadfast service, Dave stands as Pelham’s longest serving mayor.
During his years of public service the citizens of Pelham appreciated Dave’s approachable, accessible and responsive leadership. Dave launched his Online Journal while serving as Mayor to provide the people of Pelham with up to date information about community issues and business. He penned over 400 articles while serving as Mayor of Pelham and these are all archived on Dave Augustyn Now.
Prior to Elected Service:
Dave worked as a professional fundraiser and helped raise millions of dollars to assist abused women and their children at Women’s Place (now Gillian’s Place), hospital patients at Hotel Dieu and the St. Catharines General hospitals, victims of Alzheimer disease at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara, and students in need at the University of Waterloo.
Dave holds a Political Science Degree from the University of Waterloo (Co-op) and worked for two years at Queen’s Park. He graduated from St. Alexander School and Notre Dame College School.
Dave and his wife of 23 years – Carol Berkhout – grew up in the Niagara Peninsula and live in Fenwick with their two teenaged children. They are members of and volunteers at St. Ann’s Church.