Councillor George Darte is serving his first term on regional council.
He is actively involved in the community including as:
- Past chair of the Breakthrough Healthcare campaign and St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation
- Member and past captain of the St. Catharines Rowing Club
- Licensed umpire for Rowing Canada
- Past volunteer member of the Salvation Army
- Member of Star of the Sea Parish and its finance committee
- Member of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines and past president in 2016 / 2017, and a four time Paul Harris Fellowship Award recipient
- Past president with the International Order of the Golden Rule, a worldwide funeral service association
- Past presidents for the Niagara District Funeral Service Association and Ontario Funeral Service Association
- Past campaign chair for two years with the United Way
Councillor Darte is also a founding member of:
- Bereavement Ontario Network
- Bereavement Resource Council of Niagara
- Wellspring Niagara, a cancer support centre
- St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation
- Former crisis response teams for the separate and public school board
He has coached 26 travel hockey teams and rowing / sculling for eight seasons. Councillor Darte has either chaired or been on many fundraising campaigns to help raise over $157.5 million for local charities. He chaired the St. Catharines Meridian Centre fundraising team and has been working with 14 other business leaders to bring 100,000 to 200,000 people to live in Niagara.
Councillor Darte is a graduate of the Humber College funeral service program and is the fourth generation of ownership in a family business that was established in 1911.