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Short Bio (50 words)

Waye Mason is an activist, entrepreneur, educator and municipal councillor who was re-elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2016.  Known for his social media savvy and relentless constituency work, Waye has grown businesses, lead member organizations and advanced the arts & creative sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades.

This bio is the right length to read for most introductions (137 words):

Waye Mason is an activist, entrepreneur and educator and municipal councillor. First elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2012, re-elected in 2016, he is known for his social media savvy and relentless constituency work.

Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades. His career in the music industry spanned artist development to live event production, and he has become a well-known business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector.

As councillor, he currently serves as Chair of Halifax’s Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee and as a Police Commissioner, as well as being a member of several other boards and committees.

Born and raised in Dartmouth, Waye lives in Halifax with his wife and two children.

Long Bio (232 words)

Waye Mason is an activist, entrepreneur and educator and municipal councillor. First elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2012, re-elected in 2016, he is known for his “social media savvy and relentless constituency work.” (Halifax Magazine)

Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades. His career in the music industry spanned artist development to live event production, and he has become a well-known business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector.

He founded and was Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion Association from 2001 to 2010, and was an instructor in Music Business at the Nova Scotia Community College from 2007 to 2012. He has been involved with several community organizations, including the Gottingen Street Merchants Association, Khyber Arts Society, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, and as long-serving member and past-President of Music Nova Scotia.

As councillor, he currently serves as Chair of Halifax’s Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee and as a Police Commissioner, as well as being a member of several other boards and committees.

Waye holds a Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University, and a Community College Education Diploma from NSCC. Born and raised in Dartmouth, Waye lives in Halifax with his wife and two children.

Casual Shot (this is what I really look like)

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Much improved official headshot (2017)

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Outdoor shot (2016)

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In Action (on stage at Winspear Centre, Edmonton Pecha Kucha November 2013)

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