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|Mayor of Barrie, Ontario|
|Preceded by||Lester Cooke|
|Succeeded by||Ross Archer|
|Died||June 3, 2007|
Parker was first elected to Barrie City Council in 1966, serving until her election as mayor in 1972. She was one of two women mayors elected to Ontario towns in 1972. She was reelected in 1974 over former mayor Bob Bentley.
One of her most noted accomplishments in office was the acquisition of 80 acres of land being sold by the Barrie Country Club to create Sunnidale Park, which remains Barrie's largest municipal park. The park's clubhouse was renamed the Dorian Parker Centre in her honour in 2001. She remained active in local politics after her retirement, leading a campaign to oppose a city plan to build a water reservoir and pumping station in Sunnidale Park.
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- "Dorian Parker Centre's fate looms". Barrie Examiner, December 20, 2011.
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