Chris Leahy



Regional Councillor

Chris Leahy Regional Councillor


Boards and Committees

  • Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee
  • Whitby Chamber of Commerce

About Councillor Leahy

Chris Leahy was elected West Ward Councillor in 2014 and was elected Regional Councillor in 2018.  

Chris Leahy has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Political Science from Wilfred Laurier University and an MBA in Strategic Marketing from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.

Prior to serving on Whitby Council, Chris was a Whitby Trustee for the Durham Catholic District School Board and served as the Board Chair.

Locally, Chris is the Budget Chair, the Mayor’s Designate on the Whitby Chamber of Commerce Board and the Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee.  Previously he sat on the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Whitby Seniors Committee of Council and Whitby Public Library Board.  At the Region, Chris sits on the Finance and Administration Committee, Durham Roundtable on Climate Change and the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA).

Chris is very active within the community. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4895 at St John the Evangelist Parish and a volunteer coach with Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club.  He has also volunteered for the Heart & Stroke foundation, Whitby Roadwatch and was a founding member of the Durham Catholic District School Board's Children's Foundation.

Chris has lived in Whitby his whole life.  He attended St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School and Fr. Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School.   He and his wife Natalie have three children.