Andy Fillmore was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Halifax in 2015.
Mr. Fillmore has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions.
Before being elected as a Member of Parliament, Mr. Fillmore spent 20 years as an urban planner and community builder in the private, public, and academic sectors. He is a founding member and former Vice President of the Canadian Council for Urbanism.
As Halifax’s first Manager of Urban Design, Mr. Fillmore’s work included projects like the new Halifax Central Library and HRM by Design, a planning strategy to increase development in downtown Halifax. He also served as Director and Associate Professor at the Dalhousie University School of Planning, and was the Vice President of Planning and Development at the Waterfront Development Corporation in Halifax, where he oversaw the development of Halifax’s mixed-use waterfront.
Mr. Fillmore co-founded the Halifax Strategic Urban Partnership in 2010, and won an Urban Leadership Award in 2012.
Mr. Fillmore holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) and a Master of Urban and Rural Planning from Dalhousie University, and a Master in Design Studies (Urban Design) from Harvard University.
He grew up in Halifax and is a proud champion for his hometown in Canada’s Parliament.