Fred Eisenberger is currently serving his second term as the Mayor of Hamilton.
In addition to his role as a Director on the Alectra Inc. Board, Fred is a member of the utility’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Fred was a Ward Councillor and member of Hamilton City Council, Chair of the Hamilton Port Authority and President and Chief Executive of the Canadian Urban Institute.
During Fred’s tenure as Mayor, the City of Hamilton has received numerous awards, including recognition from the Conference Board of Canada for having Canada’s most-diversified economy, and from the Intelligent Community Forum which named Hamilton as one of the top ‘21 Smart Communities’ in the world.
Fred is focused on achieving continued growth and prosperity, as well as protecting the environment. He was instrumental in landing a $1-billion Light Rail Transit initiative for Hamilton, for ensuring Syrian refugees were welcomed and settled in the city, and for putting forward a $50-million proposal to improve affordable housing and reduce poverty.
Originally from Amsterdam, Fred graduated with Honours from Mohawk College and also studied environmental sciences at the University of Waterloo.