Tim Gatten is currently a professor in the General Studies division at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. He was the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of London, having served first under Mayor Dianne Haskett from December 1997 until November 2000 and with Anne Marie DeCicco from December 2000 until May 2001.
The bulk of Tim’s career was spent with the federal government, having worked at the Canadian Citizenship Office in London, Ontario for 15 years.
A teacher by training, Tim received his B.A. and B. Ed. from the University of Western Ontario, in both cases being named to the Dean’s Honors List. He has done some graduate work and has extensive management and professional development training.
Tim has had a variety of community and charitable involvement including:
§ Chaired Team London, a city wide relief effort established to assist the victims of the ice storm in Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
§ Member of the Mayor’s Old East Task Force, a successful civic initiative that made a number of recommendations designed to revitalize Old East London.
§ Has chaired and been a board member of several charitable and non-profit organizations.
§ Active member of his church, giving leadership in a number of areas.
§ Plenary speaker at retreats and banquets for youth and young adult groups.
§ Has made numerous presentations to educational institutions, community and church groups as well as professional organizations including a presentation at a national conference.
§ Tim has coordinated city wide seminars and conferences and continues to act as a consultant to a number of community groups.
Tim enjoys playing soccer and hockey and is an avid reader of periodicals, internet web pages and newspapers. He likes to travel but especially enjoys spending time with his wife Sherry and their three children, Jeremy, Emily and Alana.