Allan Elgar has served on Oakville Town Council and Halton Region Council since 2000. He is also a Commissioner on the Niagara Escarpment Commission (a Provincial appointment) and is on the board of directors of Conservation Halton. Councillor Elgar is a member of the Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt. In addition, he is currently serving on Oakville’s Budget committee, Oakville’s Community Services committee and Halton Region’s Planning and Public Works committee, among others.
Councillor Elgar's involvement in local issues started when he volunteered as founding president of Oakvillegreen Conservation Assn. Inc., a grassroots residents’ organization working to protect the local natural environment. In 2005, he won the Carolinian Canada award for his “contribution towards the protection of the natural diversity and natural habitats of Ontario’s Carolinian Zone.” In 2013 Councillor Elgar was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his role in the creation of Oakville’s Natural Heritage System, Ontario’s first municipal system of its kind.
Councillor Elgar was raised on a farm on the Oak Ridges Moraine. After graduating with a business degree from McMaster University, he enjoyed a 30-year career as a financial/administration manager with Bell Canada, which provided opportunities for him to live and work in various locations in Canada and abroad. He and his wife Linda have twin sons and have lived in Oakville since 1994.
Community Services Committee
2015 Budget Committee
2016 Budget Committee
2017 Budget Committee
2018 Budget Committee