Markus Chambers Biography
City Councillor / St Norbert - Seine River

Markus and Judith married in 1992 and immediately settled in River Park South in 1993. They have two sons who attended French immersion at École Julie Riel and Jeanne Sauvé Collegiate until grade 10, then graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate.

Markus graduated from River East Collegiate and the University of Manitoba.  After university, he obtained employment with the Seven Oaks Youth Centre, which provided daily support to marginalized youth. He then spent 9 years with Family Services delivering employment assistance programs to low-income families.

Markus is heavily invested in the community spending 15 years coaching hockey and soccer at Dakota CC, and currently sits on the Dakota Futures Campaign as well as Board of Directors for Henteleff Park.   Markus has also volunteered 6 years of his time on the United Way of Winnipeg board of Trustees and 10 years on the Friends of the Canadian Museum Human Rights Campaign Cabinet.

During his tenure with the provincial government Markus’ management role with the Provincial Nominee Program assisted Manitoba’s small, mid-size and large businesses to expand through the recruitment of internationally trained workers.

Throughout his career in public service, he has been involved with policy development and implementation under several different administrations and has worked across all levels of governments.

Since being elected, Councillor Chambers has served on the following Standing Policy Committees:

  • Standing Policy Committee on Finance (2018—2020)
  • Standing Policy Committee on Water Waste and River Banks (2018 – 2020)
  • Standing Policy Committee on Innovation (2018 -2020)

Councillor Chambers currently sits on the following Standing Policy Committees:

  • Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works
  • Standing Policy Committee on Parks Community Services and Protection

Councillor Chambers is the current Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board and Vice Chair of the Human Rights Committee of Council

Councillor Chambers was honoured to serve as Deputy Mayor of the City of Winnipeg from 2018 - 2020