Ward 2

Headshot of Councillor Schneider

In Office: 2014 - present

Born and raised in Kitchener, Dave attended Sheppard Public School, Sunnyside Sr. Public and Eastwood Collegiate. From there, he went to Conestoga College and earned his Broadcast Radio and Television Diploma. He’s been inducted into their Broadcast Hall of Fame and named an Alumnus of Distinction. He has also returned as a part-time instructor. 

Before being elected to council, Dave’s familiar voice was heard on multiple local radio stations for 37 years. During that time, he hosted many charitable events and was part of events like The KOOL FM Poster Boy Campaign for Grand River Hospital, Stuff A Bus for the Food Bank and Tree Of Angels for the Salvation Army. He credits those years for deepening his love of this community. He currently helps at Faith FM.

The Kitchener Rangers are a big part of Dave’s life. He grew up in the Auditorium neighbourhood and spent many hours watching the Rangers practice and play. He has great memories of his Dad taking him to games and has been a season ticket holder since 1988. Dave has been the PA Announcer at Rangers games since 1995. 

As a Councillor, Dave has served as Vice Chair of the Community and Infrastructure Services and Finance and Strategic Initiatives Committees. He is or has been on the Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Safe and Healthy, Affordable Housing and KW Oktoberfest Advisory Committees. He’s on The Kitchener In Bloom Committee and is a KW Art Gallery Board Member. Dave regularly attends the board meetings of the Centreville Chicopee and Stanley Park Neighbourhood Associations too. 

Dave is a people person. Make sure to say hello 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 and growing 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 (alternate)
  • Dog Designation Appeal Committee (alternate)
  • Aeronautical Noise Management Committee
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee 
  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee  
  • KW Oktoberfest Inc. Advisory Council
  • Kitchener Power Corporation (effective: Apr 2021)
  • KW Art Gallery Board of Directors
  • Kitchener In Bloom
  • Compass Kitchener
  • Licensing Tribunal (ending Nov 14, 2022)

Contact information

Coun. Dave Schnider

C/O Office of the Mayor and Council 
Kitchener City Hall 
200 King St. W. 
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7

Phone: 519-741-3424
Fax: 519-741-2800 
Emaildave.schnider@kitchener.ca