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Past Chairs & Presidents

The Newmarket Chamber has been around for nearly 160 years, so it’s really no surprise that our list of past Chairs and Presidents is long and distinguished.

The Founding President

Donald Sutherland (the miller not the actor) holds the distinction of being the founding president of the Newmarket Board of Trade back in 1857. Born in Scotland, Sutherland landed first in Schomberg before settling in Newmarket in 1853. His area businesses included a four-storey mill and later the Clark General Store on Main Street. Always an active member of the community, Sutherland’s many contributions included serving as a Justice of the Peace, a school trustee and a multi-termed councillor.


Past Chairs & Presidents (1981–2014)

Past Chairs

2013-2014

Rob Chaggares

2011-2013

Steve Hinder

2010-2011

Sara Jane Doner

2009-2010

Wayne Brakeboer

2008-2009

Jim Gragtmans

2007-2008

Dean Smalley

 2003-2007

Barbara Bartlett


Past Presidents

2001-2003

Randy Flewelling

1999-2001

Mike Mazereeuw

1997-1999

Chuck Cino

1996-1997

Diane Springstein

1995-1996

Maggie Foot

1994-1995

Debbie Allen-Cooke

1993-1994

Ian Proudfoot

1992-1993

Stephen Shessel

1991-1992

Victor Woodhouse

1990-1991

Ian Bowell

1989-1990

Bruce Mulholland

1988-1989

Michael Shanahan

1987-1988

Ted Boyd

1986-1987

Al Roeder

1985-1986

John Lockyer

1984-1985

Mary Blackwell

1983-1984

Tony Van Bynen

1982-1983

Al Mardon

1981-1982

John Cole

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