Waye Mason is an activist, entrepreneur and educator and municipal councillor. First elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2012, he was re-elected in 2016 due in part to what Halifax Magazine referred to as his “social media savvy and relentless constituency work".
Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades. His career in the music industry spanned artist development to live event production, and he has become a well-known business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector.
He founded and was Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion Association from 2001 to 2010, and was an instructor in Music Business at the Nova Scotia Community College from 2007 to 2012. He has been involved with several community organizations, including the Gottingen Street Merchants Association, Khyber Arts Society, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, and as long-serving member and past-President of Music Nova Scotia.
As councillor, he currently serves as board member of the Halifax Partnership as well as being a member of several other boards and committees. Waye is currently President of the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities. He also serves as Regional Council’s Indigenous Community Liaison.
Waye holds a Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University, and a Community College Education Diploma from NSCC. Born and raised in Dartmouth, Waye lives in Halifax with his wife and two children.
Councillor Mason is a member of the following boards and committees:
- Halifax West Community Council
- Community Planning & Economic Development Standing Committee
- Transportation Standing Committee
- Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee
- Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee
- Community Design Advisory Committee
- Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities, President
- Halifax Partnership