List of mayors of the Halifax Regional Municipality

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Mayor of
Mike Savage

since October 20, 2012
StyleHis/Her Worship
Member ofHalifax Regional Council
Reports toHalifax Regional Council
SeatHalifax City Hall
(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
AppointerDirect election by residents of Halifax
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderWalter Fitzgerald
FormationApril 1, 2016

This is a list of mayors of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax's first Mayor, Walter Fitzgerald, was elected in 1996 after the municipality was created by amalgamation. The Mayor of the Halifax holds the highest office in the municipal government of Halifax. The mayor is elected at large during municipal elections, held every leap year and is the head of the Halifax Regional Council. The current mayor is Mike Savage, who has served since 2012.


# Image Mayor Term start Term end Party Notes
1 No image.svg Walter Fitzgerald
(1936 – 2014)
1 April 1996 20 October 2000 Liberal Previously mayor of the City of Halifax
2 Peter Kelly
(born 1956)
20 October 2000 20 October 2012 Unspecified Previously mayor of the Town of Bedford
3 Mike Savage
(born 1960)
20 October 2012 Incumbent Liberal Previously MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

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