A fifth generation Boddy born in North Grey, Ian was born and raised in Owen Sound and comes from a long line of independent businessmen. A graduate of University of Alberta and Western University’s Faculty of Law, he was called to the bar in 1993 and immediately moved home to the Grey and Bruce to begin his legal practice.
With assistants Shannon (19 years) and Michelle (5 years), Ian has focused his work on residential real estate, wills and estates, and corporate law.
Ian is an active community member. Prior to being elected to Owen Sound City Council in 2010, and as Mayor in 2014, he has been the Fundraising Chair for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, coached the Minor Lacrosse, and sat on the Board of the Georgian Bay Folk Society, where he was President for two years, and was Chair of the Sesquicentennial Homecoming Committee in 2007.
He is married to Joan, and the proud father of son Hamish, who is attending Fanshawe College in London for Film and Television Production.