Councillor Dave Schnider


Ward 2

Headshot of Councillor Schneider

In Office: 2014 - present

Dave was born and raised in Kitchener. He attended Sheppard Public School, Sunnyside Sr. Public and Eastwood Collegiate. In 1980 he received his Broadcasting Radio and Television Diploma from Conestoga College. He has since been inducted into their Broadcast Hall Of Fame and named an Alumnus of Distinction. Most recently, he has begun teaching a part-time broadcasting class at the College.

Prior to being elected to council Dave spent 33 years on the radio here in Kitchener and has been the PA voice of the Kitchener Rangers since 1995. He's attended Rangers games since 1965 and been a Rangers season ticket holder since 1988. Growing up in the Auditorium neighbourhood, he spent many hours watching the Rangers practice and play.

He's a long time supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society serving as a host for events like Relay For Life, The Great Ride 'n' Stride to beat Cancer and Fashion for Life. He hosted many charitable events in our community and has been involved with girl's minor hockey volunteering as a coach.

Dave is a people person who loves connecting with citizens. You'll find him very approachable at civic events or wherever you see him in our community. He's married to Naide who owns a restaurant in Elmira. They have three children, Chantel, Anissa and Kayden.

Dave is passionate about keeping what makes Kitchener such a vibrant city to live, work and play in.

Current Committee Appointments:

  • Community & Infrastructure Services Committee (Vice-Chair)

  • Animal Designation Appeal Committee (2 years)

  • Committee of Revision (2 years)

  • Dog Designation Appeal Committee (2 years, alternate)

  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (2 years)         

  • Economic Development Advisory Committee (2 years)   

  • Aeronautical Noise Management Committee (4 years)   

  • Oktoberfest Inc. Advisory Council – Kitchener-Waterloo (1 year)

  • Compass Kitchener


Coun. Dave Schnider
C/O Office of the Mayor and Council 
Kitchener City Hall 
200 King St. W. 
Kitchener, ON  N2G 4G7 
City hall: 519-741-3424
Fax: 519-741-2800 

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