Councillor Fred Francis

Councillor Fred Francis - Ward 1
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 220
Windsor, ON
N9A 6S1

Fred Francis was born on November 22, 1980 in Windsor, Ontario. He was raised in South Windsor and is the youngest of three sons to Farid and Arlette Francis, who immigrated to Windsor from Lebanon in the early 1970s.

Fred attended Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School and Holy Names Catholic High School prior to studying at Western University in London, Ontario. In London, Fred earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (combined honours History/Political Science) in 2003. After Western, Fred studied at the University of Windsor, earning both a Master of Arts degree (History) in 2006 and a Bachelor of Education degree in 2009.

Professionally, Fred has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors prior to first being elected to Windsor City Council in October 2014. He has significant management experience, having been the Director of Business Development for the region’s largest automotive retailer group and currently serving as the Director of Programs and Development for the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.

Fred resides within Ward 1 in the City of Windsor and is a second-term City Councillor. He was re-elected in 2018 on a platform that placed taxpayers first, while working to build stronger neighbourhoods. As a councillor, Fred has been a strong proponent of fiscal responsibility at City Hall. He has also focused on greater job creation in our city and region; holding the line on property taxes; continuing to decrease the City’s debt, increasing its financial reserves; and investing in our roads, sewers and parks infrastructure. Fred believes in a strong and vibrant City of Windsor with a quality of life that is second to none.

Councillor Francis currently serves on the following Agencies, Boards and Committees:

  • Environment, Transportation & Public Safety Standing Committee
  • International Relations Committee
  • Town & Gown Committee
  • Roseland Golf Club Board of Directors (Chair)
  • Windsor Canada Utilities
  • Huron Lodge Committee of Management
  • Your Quick Gateway (YQG) Board of Directors
  • New City Hall Project Steering Committee
  • Court of Revisions Committee