Fred Dean

Fred Dean knows the ins and outs of municipal government. He has worked with elected officials and municipal staff, giving civic leaders the tools to make effective decisions on behalf of their communities.

Fred is a lawyer who acts exclusively for municipalities and municipal associations in Ontario. He began his municipal career with the Borough of Scarborough and later the City of Brampton. Fred was the City Solicitor for the City of Sudbury for 23 years. He was also legal counsel to the Transition Board for the City of Greater Sudbury.

He is a regular contributor at the AMO annual conference. He is also the chair of the Question Box panel at the ROMA/Ontario Good Roads
Conference each February. He has been the facilitator for AMCTO municipal law courses.

Fred has facilitated the Municipal Act 2001 training and the Effective Municipal Councillor Program for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

In addition, Fred has served local government in Ontario by giving advice to municipal officials on a variety of matters including governance, conflict of interest, codes of conduct and municipal powers.