Danny Breen was first elected to the St. John's City Council in the Fall of 2009 and was re-elected by acclamation in 2013, representing Ward 1, in the east end of St. John's. He was first elected as Mayor of the City of St. John's in 2017 and acclaimed as Mayor for a second term in 2021.
Danny has served as Chair of the Public Works Committee, Chair of the St. John's Sport Event Partnership and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Eastern Regional Services Board. He has also served as Chair of the City's Audit and Accountability Committee and the Finance Committee, as well as Co-Chair of the St. John's Regional Fire Services Committee.
He is currently Council lead on Governance and Strategic Priorities; Economic Development; a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayor's Caucus; and a member of World Energy Cities Partnership.
Danny is a Graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Political Science). In the past Danny has been actively involved in his community serving on The Board of Directors of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He has also been involved in several school councils, minor hockey and many other community organizations.
Danny was born and raised in St. John's, where he resides with his wife Ann. He has two daughters, Erika and Katie, and two grandchildren, Kyla and Neil.