Feb 11, 2021
Zoom Meeting, Sean O'Meara
Oakville 2021: Business As Not Usual

First Elected in 2014 as the Regional and Town Councillor for Ward 1 in Oakville, Sean has called Oakville home for over 35 years.

After graduating from T.A. Blakelock High School, he completed an Honours Degree in Political Science at the University of Guelph. Sean completed a Master’s Degree at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland, then returned home to spend four years working on his PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston. His areas of interest are international relations, comparative ethnic conflict and conflict resolution.

After working for Oakville’s Member of Provincial Parliament, Kevin Flynn -- both in Oakville and at Queen’s Park -- his experience led him to a Government Relation’s role with Tim Horton’s corporate head office, during which he led a number of important initiatives and files. Sean was bestowed a Top 40 Under 40 Business Award for his achievements and community involvement in the Hamilton-Halton area.

Sean continues to be an active community volunteer. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Halton Industry Education Council and is Council’s appointed representative on Oakville’s Tourist Board, Visit Oakville. Sean is a Male Ally for the Halton Women’s Place, where he speaks to young men about the importance of their actions and advocates for an end to violence against women. Sean is also a player and coach at the Oakville soccer club.

In 2015, Sean was appointed as the Sport Organizing Chair for the Pan/Para Pan-Am Games for Toronto2015. He successfully planed and executed the Boxing event that hosted 13 nations competing and saw Canada’s first ever Gold medal won on home soil!

In 2014, Sean was appointed as the Region’s Waterfront Parks Advisory Committee Chair. As well, in 2018 he was appointed the Region of Halton’s elected representative to the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. This is an organization of all cities along the Great Lakes that advocate for the protection and conservation of the Great Lake Waterways and Watersheds. In 2018, Sean was elected by his fellow Regional Council colleagues as Chair of the Region’s Administration and Finance Standing Committee.

Sean lives in Bronte with his wife Danika, 9-year-old daughter, Roisin, and 7-year-old son, Tiarnan. He has a Newfie dog named Jameson.