Councillor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Waye Mason is an activist, entrepreneur and educator who was elected to Halifax council in 2012.
Waye has grown businesses, lead member organizations and grown the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades. He became an entrepreneur while attending university; starting his first company in 1993. His career in the music industry ranged from record distribution, artist management, live event production, and later to education. Waye was an instructor at the Nova Scotia Community College from 2007 to 2012.
From 2006 to 2009, Waye was one of the leaders of a group of parents and concerned citizens who fought against closure of community schools in Halifax. He has been involved with several community organizations, including the Gottingen Street Merchants Association, Khyber Arts Society, and as past President of Music Nova Scotia. He currently serves as President of the Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia.
He is 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, leading the festival as it grew to an internationally known new music event that attracts tens of thousands of music fans to Halifax every year.
Born and raised in Dartmouth, Waye lives in Halifax with his wife and two children. He holds a BA in Political Science from Dalhousie University and a Community College Education Diploma from NSCC. He is enrolled part-time in the MBA at Saint Mary’s University.