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Regional Committees

Members of York Regional Council serve on the Committee of the Whole, other Regional committees and subcommittees, task forces and outside agencies. Each month there are two Committee of the Whole meetings held in advance of Regional Council. The first Committee of the Whole meeting covers items related to:

  • Transportation Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Community and Health Services

The second Committee of the Whole meeting deals with matters related to:

  • Planning and Economic Development
  • Finance and Administration

Visit the Events Calendar for meeting dates and details.


Committee of the Whole Structure

The benefit of a Committee of the Whole structure is to save time and streamline working processes. There are two meetings per month when all Council members meet to consider items that would previously have been considered by separate Committees.

The meetings are divided into the following sections, while the order of the subjects discussed may change.

Meeting 1

Transportation Services

  • Chair – Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora
  • Vice Chair – Regional Councillor Jim Jones

Environmental Services

  • Chair – Regional Councillor Mario Ferri
  • Vice Chair – Mayor Margaret Quirk

Community and Health Services

  • Chair – Regional Councillor John Taylor
  • Vice Chair – Regional Councillor Gino Rosati

Meeting 2

Planning and Economic Development

  • Chair – Regional Councillor Joe Li 
  • Vice Chair – Mayor Geoffrey Dawe

Finance and Administration

  • Chair – Mayor David Barrow
  • Vice Chair – Mayor Steve Pellegrini
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Standing Committees

The standing committees meet on either a quarterly or as-needed basis.

Audit Committee

  • Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong
  • Regional Councillor Naomi Davison 
  • Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Vice-Chair
  • Mayor Virginia Hackson, Chair
  • Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
  • Regional Councillor Gino Rosati
  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson (Ex-officio)

Debenture Committee

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson, Chair
  • Laura Mirabella, Commissioner of Finance
  • Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer
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Boards, Subcommittees and Task Forces

Boards, subcommittees and task forces consider specific matters and report back to Committee of the Whole to assist in decision making.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

  • Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora
  • Mayor Justin Altmann
  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson (Ex-officio)

Character Community Foundation of York Region

  • Mayor David Barrow
  • Mayor Margaret Quirk
  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson (Ex-officio)

Community Partnership Council

  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti
  • Mayor Tony Van Bynen
  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson (Ex-officio)

Housing York Inc.

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
  • Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong
  • Mayor Geoffrey Dawe
  • Mayor Virginia Hackson
  • Regional Councillor Jack Heath, Chair
  • Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
  • Mayor Margaret Quirk
  • Regional Councillor Gino Rosati, Vice-Chair
  • Regional Councillor Sunder Singh
  • Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora
  • Regional Councillor John Taylor

Human Services Planning Board

  • Regional Councillor Mario Ferri
  • Susan La Rosa, Co-Chair
  • Regional Councillor John Taylor, Co-Chair
  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson (Ex-officio)

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Planning Advisory Committee

  • Mayor Geoffrey Dawe
  • Mayor David Barrow
  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson

York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group

  • Currently no Members of Council

York Region Data Consortium

  • Mayor Tony Van Bynen

York Region Rapid Transit Corporation

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
  • Mayor David Barrow
  • Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Vice-Chair
  • Regional Councillor Jim Jones
  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Chair
  • Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora
  • Mayor Tony Van Bynen

York Regional Police Services Board

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
  • Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua
  • Chunilall Doobay
  • Mayor Virginia Hackson, Chair
  • Bang-Gu Jiang
  • John Molyneaux, Vice-Chair
  • Khalid Usman

YTN Telecom Network

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
  • Mayor Geoffrey Dawe
  • Mayor Virginia Hackson
  • Regional Councillor Jim Jones
  • Mayor Steve Pellegrini
  • Mayor Margaret Quirk
  • Regional Councillor Gino Rosati
  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti
  • Mayor Tony Van Bynen
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External Boards, Agencies and Committees

The members of Regional Council also serve on a variety of external Boards, Agencies and Committees.

Association of Municipalities of Ontario

  • Regional Councillor Naomi Davison

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson

Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance

  • Mayor Justin Altmann

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

  • K. Ferdinands on behalf of Mayor Justin Altmann (Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville)
  • Mayor Geoffrey Dawe (Town of Aurora), Chair
  • Mayor Virginia Hackson (Town of East Gwillimbury)
  • Councillor Avia Eek on behalf of Mayor Steve Pellegrini (Township of King)
  • Mayor Margaret Quirk (Town of Georgina)
  • Regional Councillor Naomi Davison (Town of Georgina)
  • Councillor David Kerwin on behalf of Mayor Tony Van Bynen (Town of Newmarket)

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

  • Mayor Steve Pellegrini

Southlake Regional Health Centre

  • Mayor Geoffrey Dawe

Toronto Global

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

  • Mayor David Barrow (Town of Richmond Hill)
  • Regional Councillor Jack Heath (City of Markham)
  • Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg (Town of Richmond Hill)
  • Councillor Linda Pabst on behalf of Mayor Steve Pellegrini (Township of King)
  • Regional Councillor Gino Rosati (City of Vaughan)

York Region Abuse Program

  • Mayor Virginia Hackson
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