Tourism

Scott Aitchison

Nomination Date: 07/07/2019

Scott Aitchison was born and raised in the riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka. In 1994, at the age of 21, Scott Aitchison became the youngest individual ever elected to Huntsville Town Council and Muskoka District Council. Scott has a passion for politics and serving his community with a focus on economic development, youth retention, job creation, and affordable housing.

Over the last decade Scott has chaired the Organizing Committee of the 2010 Ontario Youth Games and led a number of capital fundraising campaigns for the construction of Chrysalis Women’s Shelter, Transitional Housing, and the Algonquin Residential Hospice. Scott has served on the Board for the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce in addition to chairing a number of other municipal and volunteer organizations.

In 2014, Scott was elected as the Mayor of Huntsville, a past host of the G8 Summit. In this role Scott has practiced fiscal responsibility by reducing debt, increasing reserves, and tripled spending on transportation infrastructure. Throughout his career he has created an extensive network of Federal, Provincial and Municipal contacts as well as business stakeholders in the riding