List of mayors of the Halifax Regional Municipality

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 four years, and is the head of the Halifax Regional Council.

Mayor of
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


# Image Mayor Term start Term end Notes
1   Walter Fitzgerald
(1936 – 2014)
1 April 1996 20 October 2000 Previously mayor of the City of Halifax
2 Peter Kelly
(born 1956)
20 October 2000 6 November 2012 Previously mayor of the Town of Bedford
3 Mike Savage
(born 1960)
6 November 2012 Incumbent Previously MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

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