Dan Wong was sworn in as a Yellowknife City Councillor on October 25, 2012. He is a passionate Yellowknifer, an accomplished policy professional, and a community leader. Prior to being elected, he ran for territorial politics at the age of eighteen, studied politics in graduate school, and served as a public servant for six years. His first term on City Council has been focused on building affordable housing options, improving the downtown and reducing city utility bills with renewable energy innovation.
Dan spent many years at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, GNWT, working to mitigate and adapt to climate change in the North. After leaving ENR, he joined the Department of Health and Social Services, advising the intergovernmental co-chair of the Public Health Network.
Dan grew up in Yellowknife and has lived and studied in cities around the world. An alumni of Sir John Franklin High School, he holds a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Queens University, from where he studied for a year abroad in Singapore, and a Masters in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.
Dan has always believed in hard work and community service. Below you'll find some of his board and volunteer experience: