Councillor David Hendsbee is a familiar face in the community. Having attended the local elementary, junior and senior high schools, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University. Councillor Hendsbee comes from a large family and understands the value of staying connected with family and friends; therefore there are few meetings, events or community gatherings that occur without his participation.
Councillor Hendsbee has many years' experience in politics at the municipal, provincial and federal level. In the past, he has served as a volunteer on many provincial and federal election campaigns. In addition to serving as Executive Assistant to a provincial Cabinet Minister, he spent four years as Member of Legislative Assembly for the Constituency of Preston.
Municipally, Councillor Hendsbee has over a decade of experience as a Councillor. He has spent the past five years as Halifax Regional Municipality Councillor for District 3, and from 1993 to 1999 as a Halifax County Councillor for District 8 - Preston - The Lakes. He served as Deputy Mayor from November 2008 to November 2009. Councillor Hendsbee lives in Seaforth with his wife, Susan Goodyer.
Councillor Hendsbee is a member of the following Boards and Committees:
- Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council, Chair
- Appeals Standing Committee, Chair
- Audit and Finance Standing Committee
- Executive Standing Committee
- Heritage Advisory Committee
- Halifax Harbour Bridges Commission