Steve Yamada



Regional Councillor

Regional Councillor Steve Yamada


Boards and Committees

  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee

About Councillor Yamada

Regional Councillor Steve Yamada is serving his second term on Council. He was first elected East Ward 4 Councillor in 2014 and elected Regional Councillor in 2018.

Steve has been an elementary school teacher with the Toronto District School Board for over 10 years.

Steve has worked hard with other Members of Council to find operational savings of approximately $3 million without harming jobs or service levels. Attracting more businesses to Whitby to grow the commercial and industrial tax base in order to relieve the burden on residential taxpayers is a priority. Together with the Mayor and Council, Steve will continue to fight to have the tolls removed from Highway 412.

Locally, Steve is the Chair of the General Government portion of Committee of the Whole, as well as the Mayor’s designate on the Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Accessibility Advisory Committee.  Previously, he sat as the Vice-Chair of Operations Committee and as the Mayor’s Designate on both the Whitby Youth Council and the Ethno Cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee.

At the Region, Steve sits on the Planning and Development Committee, Durham Environmental Advisory Committee, and as an alternate on the Roundtable on Climate Change.  He also sits on Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA).

Steve holds a specialized honours degree from York University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.

Steve’s priorities are to make Whitby better, safer, more family friendly and affordable now and for future generations.   He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Whitby with their daughter.