David West was appointed to Council on December 4, 2013, to fill a vacancy and was elected in October 2014 to continue as Councillor for Ward 4. He has served the residents of Richmond Hill for years as a local business owner and has demonstrated leadership through positions with the Professional Photographers of Ontario, as well as through various positions with the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce. He has been Chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, a member of the Board of Directors and also served as Chair of the Chamber. A committed contributor to his community, David has volunteered with Yellow Brick House, Mackenzie Health and the Toronto Waldorf School. Before becoming a Councillor, David served on numerous Richmond Hill committees and task forces, including: Yonge Street Subway Task Force, Cultural Leadership Council, Committee of Adjustment, RHCPA Marketing Committee, Community Hub Liaison Committee, Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Committee and more. David was also an active participant in the public consultations held during the development of Richmond Hill’s Official Plan and Strategic Plan 2010-2014.
David’s current Committee participation includes: Heritage Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill Heritage Centre Advisory Committee, Downtown BIA, and the Youth Action Committee.
A husband and father, David has called Ward 4 home for more than 20 years and looks forward to serving his fellow residents as their local Councillor.