A Word from Zeeshan Hamid
My name is Zeeshan Hamid and I am the Town Councillor for Milton’s Ward 8. As a local councillor I represent interests of residents of ward 8 in the Milton Council. As a resident of the area myself, and with regular contacts I enjoy with residents, I am afforded an excellent insight into local issues and do my best to assist promptly.
It has been an absolute honour to represent you in the council over last 3+ years. I have done so to the best of my ability without bringing partisan politics, empty rhetoric or grandstanding one often sees in politics. I considered each issue on its own merit and only arrived at my positions after in depth analysis that I shared with you on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and other local discussion forums.
I update my blog fairly regularly, so please visit often or subscribe to my blog via RSS feed or e-mail. I also send an email newsletter once every three months with update on projects, upcoming events, new parks and facility openings, and information on taxes and budgets. Please consider subscribing to my e-newsletter.
I am still humbled by the honour received three years ago and I wish to continue representing you without bias, ideology or prejudice. I hope I can count on your support.
If you have any questions regarding the town, this site or anything else then please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am running again because we need someone with experience to continue guiding the growth of this town.
I live near Scott Blvd and Derry Road, in the Harrison Neighbourhood, with my three children.
After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2002 with a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science degree, I moved to Seattle to work for Microsoft Corporation’s Windows Mobile division. In the metro-Seattle area I ended up living in four different suburbs, namely Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue and Mill Creek. Itching to move back home, I joined a Microsoft Healthcare start-up in Washington, DC, where I had residences in Washington, DC; Springfield, VA and Gaithersburg, MD. Still finding DC too far from home, I finally moved back and settled in Milton with my three children.
My experience of living in such a range of different municipalities gave me an appreciation for the importance of proper up-front urban design and planning. I envision turning Milton into a viable urban village, characterized by strong urban design, a high level of self-containment (people live, work and play in the same area), use of alternate transportation (transit, walking, biking) and a strong community attachment. In fact, I bike to many council meetings in non-winter months.
Before being elected to the Council, I served in the Milton Transit Advisory Committee and Halton’s Inter-Municipal Committee on Sustainability. My passion for the community encouraged him to move beyond representation in committees and into municipal politics. As a councilor I serve on following committees:
- Administration & Planning Standing Committee
- Co-Chair, Milton Economic Development Advisory Committee (MEDAC)
- Town of Milton Interview Committee
- Milton Transit Advisory Committee
- Board of Directors, Community Development Halton
In the past, I have also been a member of
- Inter-Municipal Committee on Sustainability
- Milton Transit Master Plan Steering Committee
I am also a past president of Milton Toastmasters and a past Area Governor of Area 32, Toastmasters International. I am also the curator of TEDxMilton. In my spare time (what spare time) I am an avid blogger with several active blogs, an amateur photographer, a sci-fi junkie and a serial entrepreneur.
Feel free to contact me any time with any issue.
I am still humbled by the honour received three years ago and I wish to continue representing you without bias, ideology or prejudice.
Latest Blog Posts
It’s a common confusion for residents. What does a local councillor do? So you can’t help with immigration? I don’t blame you. Sadly many candidates themselves don’t know the difference, and that confuses residents even more. We have candidates running for Federal seat talking about local issues. It would be like me promising to improve Google…
A lot of your neighbours in ward 8 have agreed to host my sign on their lawns to help me with name recognition. Would you like to join them? A lot of people in ward 8 are new and were not around in the previous election. Some haven’t been paying attention, do not get my…
The Town Council today has a public meeting to receive residential plans for subdivisions from 11 different developers. (Click the picture to enlarge it) The empty area between Milton Main Street Homes and Pone Pines Development just east of Tremaine is owned by Mattamy. That application should come forward soon as well. Having a large…
There are more pictures on my facebook page (you do not need a facebook account to view them). Here is a small subset of those pictures.
I love to hear from residents. Feel free to contact me any time, even if it’s just to say hello.
You may use the form on the right to mail me. My other contact information is:
Cell: (416) 823-6993