Councillor Zyg Janecki


Ward 8

Headshot of Councillor Janecki

In Office: 2010 - present

Zyg brings a strong planning background to his role as city councillor. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Urban Geography (Planning) and worked as a planner for the City of Kitchener until 2001, a position he held for 28 years.

Zyg is passionate about heritage preservation and continues to support this cause as a member of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation. He previously served as a member and co-chair of the Heritage Kitchener Committee for more than 7 years and returns as a member for this term. Additionally, he was the first staff representative on the former Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC) back in 1980.

Zyg previously served as Vice-Chair of the Planning & Strategic Initiatives Committee, dealing with planning policies, subdivision and zone change applications and other related matters. In addition, he has previously served as a Board Director for Centre in the Square, handling matters pertaining to growth and programming for the city's jewel arts theatre. He currently sits on the Committee of Revision, considering matters related to improvement and servicing of individual properties. Zyg currently sits on the board of the Belmont Improvement Area, serving the historic Belmont Village commercial strip.

Zyg has lived in Kitchener for 40 years, raising three children. He has been a violinist for the past twelve years with the Kitchener Waterloo Community Orchestra. He also hosts a classical radio show called Starlight Concert on FM98.5 every Thursday from 9 to 11p.m. Zyg enjoys hockey and has played with the Kitchener-Waterloo Oldtimers' Hockey League for over 25 years. He has also coached minor soccer, hockey and baseball.

Current Committee Appointments

  • Belmont Improvement Area Board of Directors
  • Safe & Healthy Community Advisory Committee

Contact Information

Coun. Zyg Janecki
C/O Office of the Mayor and Council
Kitchener City Hall
200 King St. W.
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
City hall: 519-741-2796
Fax: 519-741-2800


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