About the Mayor
Mayor Cam Guthrie
Cam Guthrie was re-elected Mayor of Guelph in 2022, after serving two terms as Mayor from 2014 to 2022, and as a Councillor for Ward 4 from 2010 to 2014.
He completed a 3-year term, serving 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 December 2022.
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.
Invite the mayor
If you would like the mayor to attend or participate in an event provide:
- Event name, date, time, and location
- A description of the event
- The mayor’s role (ribbon cutting, remarks etc.)
- Contact information for event organizers
We will contact you and tell you if the mayor is able to attend.
Mayor’s message for event programs
To request a mayor’s message for an upcoming event please provide:
- Event name, date and location
- Name of the host organization
- Descriptions of the purpose and/or history of the event
The mayor offers congratulatory certificates for anniversaries, birthdays, and other milestones. To request a certificate, please provide:
- The date (including year) of the birthday or anniversary
- Any other details you would like on the certificate
Contact the mayor’s office
Mayor Cam Guthrie