Pat Fiacco

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Pat Fiacco
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Mayor of Regina, Saskatchewan
In office
2000–2012
Preceded by Douglas R. Archer
Succeeded by Michael Fougere
Personal details
Spouse(s) Angie
Children Melissa, Jordan and Matthew
Occupation Director of Strategic Business Development at DirectWest

Pat (Pasquale) Fiacco was the Mayor of Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, Canada from 2000 to 2012. In June 2014, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation,[1][2] after serving as the CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan since November 2012.[3] On January 27, 2015 it was announced Fiacco had stepped down from his position with Hospitals of Regina Foundation, effective January 21, 2015.[4] He was born and raised in Regina.

Personal history[edit]

Fiacco served in the 2004 Athens Olympics as the Canadian referee and judge for the boxing event, and [5] has held provincial and Canadian amateur boxing championships, such as Canada's amateur bantamweight crown in 1980.[6] He has also served as the Head Official of Boxing Canada. Ken Goff's son George Goff and Fiacco implemented the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic, in memory of Ken Goff.[7]

Fiacco has also contributed to the Canadian Olympic Committee, Telemiracle 22, the Big Valley Jamboree, the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic, Sask Sport and Hockey Regina.[8]

Political career[edit]

Fiacco was elected mayor in 2000, as a political newcomer. He received an endorsement from the Regina Police Association by then union president Troy Hagen after the number of police officers serving with the Regina Police Service decreased by 31 during the mayoralty of Doug Archer. Troy Hagen is now the Chief of Police in Regina.[9] Fiacco was elected by acclamation in 2003, and re-elected on October 25, 2006. On October 28, 2009, Fiacco was elected to his fourth term. He did not run for a fifth term, and was succeeded as mayor by former councillor Michael Fougere.[10]

He serves as a member on the Regina Regional Economic Development Authority (RREDA); the Mayor’s Task Force on Regina’s Future; the Regina Board of Police Commissioners; the Regina Crime Prevention Commission; the Wascana Centre Authority; the Big City Mayors’ Caucus; the Canadian Capital Cities Organization and the Saskatchewan City Mayor’s Caucus.[11]

On November 28, 2012 Fiacco received the President’s Community Award from the University of Regina in recognition of service to the province of Saskatchewan.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Fiacco and his wife Angie have three children, Melissa, Jordan (Married to Stephanie Schroth), Matthew and one granddaughter, Leena.[8][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pat-fiacco-to-head-hospitals-of-regina-foundation-1.2625374
  2. ^ http://www.hrf.sk.ca/contact
  3. ^ http://www2.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=018865d0-3a85-4565-9224-744eaa49fa59
  4. ^ http://www.cjme.com/story/pat-fiacco-leaves-hospitals-regina-foundation/526173
  5. ^ Hon. Mr. Wartman, The Honourable P. Myron Kowalsky Speaker (May 3, 2005), May 3, 2005 Hansard FIRST SESSION - TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan (PDF), retrieved 2007-08-03 
  6. ^ FORUM In Profile, Bob Weidman (MARCH / APRIL 2006), 07.Profile 26-27 Regina's mayor spars with crime, knocks down economic decline (PDF), archived from the original (– Scholar search) on September 23, 2006, retrieved 2007-08-03  Check date values in: |date= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ BCG Canada Inc., Welcome to the Regina Boxing Club - Ken Goff Memorial, retrieved 2007-08-03 
  8. ^ a b City of Regina - Information, Services, Attractions, Recreation, archived from the original on April 18, 2007, retrieved 2007-08-03 
  9. ^ "Race for mayor heats up in Regina". CBC News. 2000-10-23. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  10. ^ McEachern, Terrence (October 25, 2012). "Michael Fougere elected mayor of Regina". Regina Leader-Post. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  11. ^ Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - Building Your Economic Foundation Capacity Umbria (PDF), 2007, archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2007, retrieved 2007-08-03 
  12. ^ Regina Leader Post. U of R honours former Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco Retrieved 28 Nov 2012
  13. ^ "Read Mayor Fiacco's biography". City of Regina. Retrieved 2012-10-25.