Gary Kaschak was born and raised in the City of Windsor. As a lifetime resident of the city’s east end, Gary has come to know Ward 8 and the City of Windsor very well.
He began his schooling at Coronation Grade School before graduating from W F Herman Secondary School. He continued on to post-secondary education at St. Clair College and the University of Windsor.
In 1981, Gary accepted full time employment with the Canadian Federal Government working for what was known back then as Revenue Canada. Gary performed many civil service functions but prides himself on helping people and answering questions regarding income tax matters.
Gary later became an administrator and transferred to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). His prime role was border security and securing other CBSA facilities. Gary had extensive involvement in public safety, dealing with cameras; radios; access control; threat and risk assessments; and government security clearances.
Once elected City Councillor, Gary kept his promise to retire from the CBSA, and after a 37-year career has now become a full time Windsor City Councillor as of December 2018.
Gary has been heavily involved in many local sports organizations. Coaching children in hockey and baseball and giving back to the community was always very satisfying, which added to his desire to serve the residents of Ward 8 and the rest of the city as well.
Gary and his wife Mary are the proud parents of two sons, Ryan and Adam Kaschak who both have full time careers and are productive citizens in their community.