Mayor Frank Scarpitti was elected as Mayor of Markham in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
He is Markham’s second longest serving Mayor.
Mr. Scarpitti was first elected to Markham Council in 1985, as a Regional Councillor. In total, the people of Markham have elected him nine times. He has served on both the Councils of the City of Markham and York Region for 29 years.
Mayor Scarpitti serves on York Regional Council and is the current Chair of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation (VIVA Transit). He is also Co-Chair of the Community Partnership Council, Vice-Chair of Transportation Services for York Region and sits on the Board of Directors for York Telecom Network.
He serves as a member of the board of Alectra, one of the largest municipally-owned electrical utilities in North America.
Mayor Scarpitti gives his time to a number of non-profit organizations related to health, social programs, arts and culture. As Co-Chair of Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Capital Campaign, his efforts contributed to surpassing the hospital's $50 million fundraising goal.
He led Markham’s initiative to secure the Markham Pan Am Centre and attract a Markham campus for York University.
He is a strong advocate of internet voting, used in Markham since the 2003.
Mayor Scarpitti and his wife Nancy have three children.