Past Mayors of Nanaimo

Images courtesy of the Nanaimo Community Archives.

Most biographies courtesy of Jan Peterson “A Place in Time – Nanaimo Chronicles”, published by the Nanaimo Museum. Copies of the book can be purchased wholesale or retail at the Nanaimo Museum.

Past Mayors

  • Mark Bate (1875-79, 1881-86, 1888-89, 1898-1900)

  • John Pawson (1880)

  • Richard Gibson (1887)

  • John Hilbert (1890-91)

  • Andrew Haslam (1892-93)

  • Edward Quennell (1894-95)

  • Joseph H. Davidson (1896-97)

  • William R. Manson (1901-04)

  • Albert E. Planta (1905-08; 1910-11; 1914-15)

  • Thomas Hodgson (1909)

  • John Shaw (1912-13)

  • Frederick A. Busby (1916; 1920-24; 1927-29)

  • Henry McKenzie (1917-20)

  • Victor B. Harrison (1925-26; 1938-44)

  • George A.B. Hall, M.D. (1930-31)

  • John Barsby (1932-37)

  • George Muir (1945-49; 1953-55)

  • Earle C. Westwood (1950-52; 1956)

  • Peter Maffeo (1957-67)

  • Frank J. Ney (1968-84; 1986-90)

  • Graeme Roberts (1985-86)

  • Joy E. Leach (1990-93)

  • Gary R. Korpan (1993-2008)

  • John Ruttan (2008-2014)

  • Bill McKay (2014-18)

Last updated: June 20, 2019

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