Dan Mathieson has been the Mayor of Stratford since 2003 and has served on Council since 1995 as a Councilor and Deputy Mayor.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Dan is currently the Chair of the Ontario Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and South West Economic Alliance (SWEA). As well, he is co-Chair of the Perth County Task Force on Methamphetamine and the Physician Recruitment Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Festival Hydro, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Kings University College at the University of Western Ontario, a founding Director of the Stratford Institute and a national Director of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust and the Confederation Centre of the Arts.