A mother. A wife. An entrepreneur. A Councillor.
A person you can rely on.
Amanda Yeung Collucci (楊綺清) is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for excellence and supporting her community.
Amanda was elected as Markham Ward 6 Councillor in October 2014. “Our family moved to Markham in 2001 because it’s a vibrant, progressive and welcoming city,” she says. “I share the values that the City of Markham has come to represent: economic prosperity, quality of life and community engagement. I’ve been doing my utmost to uphold and represent these values since my election.
“I also believe that a strong and healthy community is so important. Community is the fabric of life that connects us all together.”
A proud Canadian, Amanda was born and raised in Hong Kong. When she was 22, her parents made the life-changing decision to immigrate to Toronto. Arriving during the deep recession of the early 1990s, she knocked on doors for six months until she found her first job waiting tables in Markham.
Later, Amanda furthered her education at York University, majoring in Economics. She then worked in the IT industry for more than 13 years, including nearly a decade at IBM. In 2007, Amanda founded the multi-award winning company Clean4Me Inc., which provides residential and commercial cleaning services.
Amanda currently serves on the Board of Directors for Markham District Energy Inc. and Markham Enterprise Corporation. She was also involved in the recent merger and acquisition of Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerSource, and the purchase of Hydro One Brampton.
An active community leader and volunteer, Amanda has served many organizations. Notably, she has been a Director and Vice President for the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE), a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to inspire and assist both new and established entrepreneurs. As well, Amanda is a past Co-Chair of the Castlemore Public School Parent Council and helped resolve traffic concerns surrounding the school area.
Amanda is a frequent speaker at Centennial College and Seneca College about entrepreneurship. She has also spoken on this topic at Bur Oak Secondary School.
Winner of the 2015 RBC Top 25 Immigrants Award, Amanda has helped new immigrants build a successful path in Canada by sharing her personal and business experience at Welcome Centre Immigration Services in Markham. She also shared her successful immigration story at York Region’s first Internationally Educated Professionals Conference in 2012.
A cause close to Amanda’s heart is fighting cancer. She has contributed significant efforts to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation’s Celebration of Hope event to help raise money for the hospital’s Breast Health Centre and Chemotherapy Clinic. In addition, her company Clean4Me has provided thousands of dollars of free cleaning services to women who are battling cancer to help them worry less about their home and focus more on their healing.
Among Amanda’s other interests is music. She has continuously supported the Markham Jazz Festival for years. Amanda is also well-known for her wonderful singing and dancing, and she’s often asked to perform at local events. Her warm and welcoming personality is loved by many communities, including the Chinese and South Asian, and her excellent social skills have won people’s hearts everywhere.
Amanda and her husband Chris are the proud parents of two children. They’ve resided in the Markham–Unionville riding for over 16 years, and are delighted to be part of this growing and blossoming community.
“Sustainable housing, traffic and transit management seem to be at the top of most residents’ minds,” says Amanda. “In the next few months, I will continue to visit local residents to consult with them about their priorities and understand what they’re looking for from their local MPP.
“I came from a humble background with strong family values. I’ve worked in both the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. Prior to becoming Markham Ward 6 Councillor, I owned and ran a local business that allowed me to be very active with community work. With my unique skill set and diverse experience, I know that I’ll be a great addition at Queen’s Park to help Markham–Unionville residents prosper. I look forward to the new challenge and opportunity to represent this riding.”
City of Markham Council Activities
City of Markham Budget Committee – Vice Chair
City of Markham Canada Day Celebration – Chair
City of Markham Unionville York Downs Sub-Committee – Chair
City of Markham Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee – Member
City of Markham Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee – Member
City of Markham Senior’s Hall of Fame Award Committee – Member
City of Markham Pan Am Host Advisory Committee – Member
City of Markham, Markham Sub-Committee – Member
City of Markham, Unionville Sub-Committee – Member
Board and Community Involvement
Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE) – Board of Directors & VP
ARCSI (Association of Residential Cleaning Services International) – Board of Directors
Castlemore Public School Parent Council – Member & Co-Chair (2007-2009)
Cleaning For A Reason – Member
Flato Markham Theatre Advisory Committee – Member
Markham District Energy Inc. (MEDI) – Board of Directors
Markham Stouffville Hospital Breast & Cancer Clinic Fundraising – Member
Markham Ward 6 Seniors Association – Advisor
Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School Parent Council – Voting Member
Sing for CCC (Chinese Cultural Centre) – Co-Chair
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
Markham-Unionville: commencing at the intersection of Highway No. 404 with Highway No. 407; thence easterly along Highway No. 407 to McCowan Road; thence northerly along said road to 16th Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Highway No. 48; thence northerly along said highway to the northerly limit of said town; thence westerly along said limit to Highway No. 404; thence southerly along said highway to the point of commencement.