Bay of Quinte
Before being elected as the new Liberal MP for Bay of Quinte, Neil Ellis served two terms as the Mayor of Belleville. In that role he sat on numerous municipal boards and committees, including the Executive Committee of Ontario Small Urban Municipalities. He is also the one-time chair of the Eastern Ontario Mayors’ Committee.
As Mayor, Ellis developed a physician-recruitment program that has been emulated by municipalities across the country.
Ellis also served as vice-chair of the Veridian Corporation’s Board of Directors and was appointed to the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.
Neil Ellis was born and raised in Belleville, where he has raised his family and run a small business for 28 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in law and psychology.