Mayor, Corporation of the City of CambridgeIn October 2018, Kathryn was elected as the Mayor of Cambridge. Mayor Kathryn McGarry is a community builder with a history of advocating for Cambridge and its residents.
As a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, she has provided care to patients in the Emergency and Intensive Care units and has been a Care Coordinator for the Local Health Integrated Network. Continuous engagement as a volunteer allowed her to contribute to many community Boards, Task Forces and Committees.
She was elected as MPP for Cambridge in 2014 and appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, handling the reform of public transportation projects and strengthening provincial legislation for cycling and road safety. In June 2016, Kathryn was appointed to Cabinet as the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).
Kathryn was appointed as Ontario’s Minister of Transportation in January 2018. She secured funding for a study as the first step in establishing a new option to connect Cambridge to the GO train network through Guelph. She also ensured that Cambridge received funds for improved cycling routes. Kathryn received the Cambridge YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2009 and the Bernice Adam’s Special Trustee Award in 2011.