Brian Mayes has represented St. Vital Ward since November 2011, where he was elected to Winnipeg City Council in a by-election. He currently chairs the Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development and serves on the Executive Policy Committee, As of 2018 Brian also serves as the Council rep on the Winnipeg Art Gallery and chairs the Food Policy Council.
Brian grew up in St. Vital where he attended Dakota Collegiate. He resided in Toronto before he returned to Manitoba in 2000 to begin his career as a lawyer. Before moving back to Winnipeg Brian worked first in Brandon, where he served as a School Trustee and operated his own law firm.
Brian has served on the boards on many organizations including: Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba (oversees assets of Credit Union system), Workers Compensation Board, Old St. Vital Biz, Brandon University, and 2017 Canada Summer Games. He has served as a pension trustee for the Manitoba Association of School Trustees, a Deputy Chief Commissioner with the Residential Tenancies Commission and was appointed by fellow lawyers 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 teenage sons. Brian has volunteered as a soccer and basketball coach at Norberry-Glenlee and Dakota Community Centres. Brian is a retired marathon runner whose career peaked with a top 15 finish in the Manitoba Marathon. He is hoping to run another marathon in order to impress his sons!