Brian Mayes has represented the St. Vital Ward since November 2011, when he was elected to Winnipeg's City Council in a by-election. He currently Chairs the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment and is the longest serving member of the Executive Policy Committee. Brian also serves as the Council Representative on the Board of Governors of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as Board Director of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Council Liaison for School Board and Youth Opportunities, is the Chair of the Winnipeg Food Council and was appointed a member of the Winnipeg Police Board.
Brian grew up in St. Vital where he attended Dakota Collegiate. He then pursued his studies in Toronto, Ontario, before returning to Brandon, Manitoba, in 2000. In Brandon, he served as a School Trustee and operated his own law firm.
Throughout his career, Brian has served on the boards of many organizations in the private sector. He has also been a Pension Trustee for the Manitoba Association of School Trustees, a Deputy Chief Commissioner with the Residential Tenancies Commission and was appointed by his peers as a member of the Law Society of Manitoba's Complaints Investigation Committee.
Brian resides in the St. Vital Ward with his wife Dr. Alison Marshall and their two teen sons. In his spare time, Brian has been a volunteer coach for Basketball and Soccer teams at the Norberry-Glenlee and Dakota Community centres. He is a retired marathon runner whose career peaked with a Top 15 finish in the Manitoba Marathon.