Sep 10, 2019
John Henry is the elected Regional Chair and CEO of Durham. His responsibilities include opening and chairing council meetings, declaring emergencies, fostering public interest and involvement, and providing leadership. He is the former Mayor of Oshawa, the former Regional Councilor for Oshawa’s Ward 5, and has previously served as a member of the Regional Planning and Economic Development Committee. John also has specialized training as an Industrial Fire Fighter, Ice Rescue Specialist, and Dive Rescue Specialist.
John joins me today to share how he is leading Durham with a steady hand for change and what it’s like to be a major representative for an entire region. He describes his academic and career background and what led him to run for Regional Chair and CEO of Durham. He explains why Durham is an exciting place to be in right now and how it translates to their agricultural economy. John also shares how he believes the Canadian agricultural industry will evolve over the next decade.
“It’s the fundamental basis of how Canada has become and what we’ve become. We’re a country of dreamers.” - John Henry
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