As Councillor at Large for St. John's since 2013, Dave Lane has been focused primarily on enhancing the City's approach to public engagement and on developing the local economy. He is currently Council's lead on the Finance and Administration file.
Dave has a joint degree in Computer Science and Business Commerce from Memorial University (2005) and prior to joining Council worked in web development, marketing, and communications as Development Partner with Dc Design House.
Dave was the founding chair of Happy City St. John's, a group of dedicated volunteers focused on public engagement at the municipal level. The organization has grown since Dave stepped down to run for Council, and they continue their efforts to give citizens a voice in municipal issues.
Today, aside from his role on Council, Dave is a Business Analyst and Implementation Consultant with Vision33, a St. John's-based technology firm with clients throughout North America and Europe.
Dave is currently the Council representative on Council's Bike Advisory Committee and sits on the Metrobus Transportation Commission. He is lead on the Water Street Infrastructure Project, working with downtown business representatives, City staff, and the project’s engineering consultant to help ensure minimize impacts of the complicated project.
Dave has served on boards and committees such as the Newfoundland Historic Trust, the St. John’s Board of Trade, and the St. John's Northwest Rotary Music Festival.
He is also a musician, having spent years singing in successful choral groups Quintessential Vocal Ensemble (QVE), Newman Sound Men's Choir, and Innismara Vocal Ensemble. He was the first drummer for local rock bands Hey Rosetta! and Pilot to Bombardier, and played with Jazz East Big Band for several years.
Dave lives with his wife, Hedi, their son, Edan, and their pets Annie, Isaac and Barbara.
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