Mayor’s Office

Mayor Cam Guthrie

Cam Guthrie was elected Mayor of Guelph in 2014, after serving as a Councillor for Ward 4 from 2010 to 2014.

A licensed insurance broker and local entrepreneur for the past 16 years, Cam has served as a speaker and mentor at the Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre. He holds a business diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College. In 2008, the Guelph Mercury named him as one of the city’s top “40 Under 40.”

As a Councillor, Cam served as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee; the Community and Social Services Committee; the Guelph Junction Railway Board; and the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Board of Trustees.

An avid community volunteer, Cam has served on the Boards of Michael House and the Guelph Neighbourhood Watch Association; as a director of Guelph Crime Stoppers; and a supporter of KidsAbility. He is a member of Lakeside Church and a supporter of Hope House.

Cam is an accomplished drummer and a supporter of local musicians and the arts. He is also a loyal Guelph Gryphons and Guelph Storm fan and has served as a volunteer coach for minor league football.

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.


Contact Information

Questions, comments or concerns?

There are lots of ways to contact the Mayor:

Telephone: 519-837-5643
By mail: City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A1
Fax: 519-822-8277
Twitter: @camguthrie
Mayor’s blog


Please send an email to with the following details: the name of the event, date, time, and location; contact information for the organizers; a description of the event; and the Mayor’s role (i.e. remarks, ribbon cutting, attendance only, etc.)

Birthday and anniversary greetings

The mayor offers a letter of congratulations to residents celebrating a 65th birthday and over, and couples celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary and over. These greetings (along with greetings from the Prime Minister, Governor General, Her Majesty the Queen, and Member of Parliament) are centrally coordinated through the Guelph M.P.’s office. Please call 519-837-8276.

Medals for sports teams

The mayor presents medals at Council meetings to teams that have won a gold medal at a provincial, national or international event. To schedule a medal presentation, please send an e-mail to with the team name; name, date and location of the tournament where they won gold; names of team members and coaches (please be sure to spell correctly, as this will be used to order the medals.) Please feel free to provide any additional details of how the tournament played out or the team’s history, so that the mayor can congratulate the team.

Greeting letters

The mayor offers greeting letters to sports, culture, and other organizations for their event programmes. Please send an e-mail to with the name, date and location of the event; the name of the organization; and any background that would be useful such as how many years the event has been running, volunteer involvement, etc.