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Portrait of Mayor Mark Heyck

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Mayor Mark Heyck was born and raised in Yellowknife.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from McGill University in Montreal, and prior to his tenure as Mayor worked at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre as the Website and Multimedia Coordinator.

Mayor Heyck was first elected to City Council in 2003, and served as Deputy Mayor from 2006 to 2012.  During his time on Council, Mayor Heyck chaired the City's Heritage Committee and Community Energy Planning Committee.  From 2007 to 2017, Mayor Heyck also served as a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund Council.  Mayor Heyck currently serves on the Board of Director for the NWT Association of Communities, representing Cities, Towns and Villages of the Northwest Territories.

Mayor Heyck is an advocate for social issues and homelessness, and was a member of the 2016 Yellowknife Homelessness Working Group, which was tasked with assembling the ideas presented at the Homelessness in Yellowknife Partnership Forum held April 26-27, 2016, and translating them into an action plan to address homelessness in Yellowknife.  The Yellowknife Homelessness Road Map Action Plan was presented to the public in October 2016.

Mayor Heyck was elected as Yellowknife's 14th Mayor in the fall of 2012 and was re-elected in 2015.

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