Posted on: July 26th, 2018


On Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Mayoral Candidate Matt Marchand announced the Matt Marchand for Mayor Honourary Campaign Co-Chairs: National Auto Executive Nick Marentette, Unifor National Director – Auto Industry Dino Chiodo, and Technology Executive Lillian Reaume. The announcement took place at the Downtown Pizza Co., located at 255 Ouellette Ave.

This marks the first time in Windsor’s political history that leaders of business, labour, and technology are Honourary Co-Chairs supporting a mayoral candidate.

Vision: Bring together business, labour, technology, and the community to achieve results and unlock Windsor’s potential.

Plan: Announce Marchand for Mayor Honourary Campaign Co-Chairs from business, labour, and technology to offer ideas and solutions and bring people together to drive transformation in Windsor.

Action: Integrate insights from Honourary Co-Chairs and the community into future platform pieces and for execution after election.

Vision & Plan: We’re looking for Volunteers and Contributors to help transform Windsor into a better place. Action: You can sign up for more information as well as donate right on our website at

Nick and Dino worked alongside Marchand during the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Policy & Solutions Forums, where Marchand brought business, labour, and academia together to bring forth ideas and solutions for the Canadian Auto Czar Ray Tanguay to use in a national Auto Report. Feedback from the event was in part used for Tanguay’s Auto Report, Drive to Win.

Lillian is a Windsor native and Hon. W.C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute and University of Windsor graduate that currently lives in Seattle working for Amazon. She was a keynote at the Windsor-Essex Tech Show, of which Marchand was a founding partner. Continuing to foster a strong relationship with senior technology executives companies is essential for the region’s growing tech sector.

“Bringing people together to get things done for the community is an essential portion of the Campaign. It is imperative we all come together to drive progress. I’ve worked extensively with the three Co-Chairs and am humbled that they’ve supported the Campaign’s vision and goal of transforming Windsor,” said Matt.

“Everyone should be listened to, and we’re excited to get to work to transform the City. This includes opening up the Downtown for business, ensuring education and training is available to all residents, growing our Tech Sector, and keeping our young people here,” Matt continued.

“We need business, labour, and technology coming together and Matt can bring our community together to get revitalization going on here like we see in Detroit. We need a Downtown we can be proud of, that we can bring people to. There are a lot of good advocates Downtown, like Mark Boscariol, that we’d love to work beside,” said Nick.

“We want to ensure residents have every opportunity for education and training. We want to attract and keep high-paying jobs in this area so we don’t lose our talented workers and youth. Through my years working with Matt, I know that he’s the one that can get things done in Windsor,” said Dino.

“I’ve worked with Matt and he understands that we need a vibrant, livable city with amenities to attract tech companies and to keep talent here in Windsor,” said Lillian.



For more information, contact:

Katie Derbyshire
Campaign Team Leader

Lindsey Rivait
Executive Assistant to Mayoral Candidate

Matt Marchand is running for the Mayor of the City of Windsor, focusing on Vision. Plan. Action. Marchand’s Vision includes making Windsor a more livable community by bringing people together to achieve results and unlock the potential of this City, by utilizing a Plan to listen to and seek out your input as well as ideas and concerns, culminating in Action to bring the community together to make this happen. Join the campaign at