Chris Leahy is a long-time resident, having lived in Whitby for 36 years, and is quite familiar with all the great resources that the library has to offer. Over the years, he & his wife Natalie have focused on making the library an important part of their three young children’s journey on learning to read, the same way his parents did for him here in Whitby.
Chris has been advocating on behalf of the Whitby community for many years in various capacities. He is a former Catholic School Board Trustee for Whitby and the former Chair of the Durham Catholic District School Board. He also sits as a board member for Catholic Family Services of Durham, supporting education and counseling for the victims of domestic violence and abuse here in Durham Region. He is currently the West Ward Councilor on Whitby Town Council.
He also brings over 10 years of US & Canadian corporate experience with project management, product management & strategic planning. He currently works for his own consulting business here in Whitby.
As the mayor’s designate, Chris represents the Library’s interest at all council meetings and advocates on the library’s behalf.