If you have invited me to speak at your event and are wondering how to introduce me: you can call me “Mayor Cam Guthrie,” “Mayor Guthrie,” or “Mayor Cam.” I’m not big on fancy titles or protocols, so please don’t call me “Your Worship!”
For more information about the Mayor and Council, please visit guelph.ca/council.
My Official Bio
Cam Guthrie was elected Mayor of Guelph in 2014, after serving as a Councillor for Ward 4 from 2010 to 2014.
He currently serves as the Chair of Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM), a group of 29 Mayors of cities with 100,000 people or more, who collectively represent 70 per cent of Ontario’s population.
In March 2022, he was appointed to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Board of Mayors, representing North America.
Cam was a licensed insurance broker and local entrepreneur for 16 years before becoming Mayor. An avid community volunteer, Cam has served on the Boards of several local not-for-profit organizations and mentored startups and small business owners through the Business Centre of Guelph-Wellington. He holds a business diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College.
An accomplished drummer, Cam has been a member of local bands, played on several studio recordings, and produced or co-produced several albums.
Cam’s roots in Guelph stretch back to 1919, when his great-grandfather founded Guthrie’s Bakery on Quebec Street in downtown Guelph. Cam and his wife Rachel are proud parents of two children, Anakin and Adelaide.