Vicki-May Hamm was elected the first female mayor of the City of Magog, Quebec, in 2009. She was reappointed in 2013 and again in 2017. She is also serves as Chair of the Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality. Mayor Hamm has been involved in a range of issues for the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) since 2011, including smart cities, the role of women, economic development and railway safety. She was appointed a member of the FCM Board of Directors in 2017, following years of involvement on various committees, including international relations and government relations.
Mayor Hamm was born in Ontario and lived for some time in British Columbia before moving to Quebec to raise her four children (Samuel, Vanessa, Xavier and Alexandra). Drawing on her experience in social work, communications and local development, she also worked with entrepreneurs for nearly 10 years as a consultant in business development and communications.
Mayor Hamm has extensive volunteer experience and is a founding member of several community organizations, including the Centre des femmes and the Maison de la famille. As mayor, she will continue to be involved in a range of causes related to the arts, sports, health, the environment and healthy living. More recently, she was Ambassador for Magog's Relay for Life, LEUCAN and Red Dress for cardiovascular disease.