First elected in 2006, Councilor Godwin Chan has provided community leadership in a wide range of areas, including policing, education, public health and road safety for over two decades. As a volunteer, he helped to found Richmond Hill Road Watch and served as the Founding Treasurer and Fundraising Chair. Councilor Chan is committed to fostering a sense of community belonging and promoting community safety. As a strong advocate for extending Yonne subway to Richmond Hill, he champions for full Federal and Provincial funding and works closely with others, including the Yonge North Group comprising local Councilors in Markham and Vaughan, to make this much-needed public transit project a reality.
Since elected by municipal peers to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Board of Directors in 2013, Councilor Chan has served on FCM Standing Committees on Community Safety and Crime Prevention, International Relations, Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements, and Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation.