Councillor Logan Kanapathi made headlines when he got elected as a Councillor for Markham Ward 7 in 2006. As quoted by Toronto Star, he was “a new face for a new era.” He recently got re-elected to serve his third term with an overwhelming people support.
As a long time community activist and a successful entrepreneur, Councillor Kanapathi has been a strong advocate for increased open spaces, fiscal responsibility and initiatives that embrace the diversity and inclusivity of Markham as a whole.
Some highlights of his achievements for Ward 7 and Markham include:
- Proponent of Zero percent tax increase for three consecutive years
- Over 16 new parks for Ward 7
- 119,000 square foot, $72 Million flag ship community centre, “the Southeast Community Centre and Library” for ward 7
- Successful agreement on widening Steeles Ave East of Markham Rd involving the municipalities of Toronto, York and Markham
- Successful Markham Trade Mission to Chennai, India
- Markham’s official UNESCO-CMARD (Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination) Council representative
- He has been recently appointed as the Budget Chief for the City of Markham
- Advisory Board Member of several Charitable organizations such as the Canadian Tamil Medical Association, South Asian Autism Awareness Centre and Cherish Integrated Services.
- He has been recently appointed as the Budget Chief for the City of Markham.
Councillor Kanapathi is a people’s councillor, a strong voice for the diverse community, a champion of proven track record above all, a visionary leader.