The Regional Municipality Of York


The Regional Municipality of York extends deepest sympathies on passing of Town of Georgina Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler

Newmarket – York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson and members of York Regional Council extend their deepest sympathies and profound sadness on the passing of their colleague and friend, Town of Georgina Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler.

Regional Councillor Wheeler passed away earlier today.       



“Councillor Wheeler served on York Regional Council for 28 years and is the longest consecutive-serving member in our 45-year history,” said Chairman Emmerson. “Danny will be remembered for making the Town of Georgina and York Region a better place to live, work and build a future. His legacy is embedded within our communities and will live on through his countless accomplishments.”

Councillor Wheeler was first elected to York Regional Council in 1988 and served on a variety of Regional Committees, including Planning and Economic Development, Transportation and Works and is a former Chair of the York Regional Police Services Board and the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee. He is the current Chair of the Regional Environmental Services portfolio.

Councillor Wheeler started his career in municipal politics in 1982 and served as a Town of Georgina Ward Councillor for two three-year terms.

“Danny was well-versed in all Regional issues and programs, and provided helpful comments and questions. He would also light up our Council Chamber with his humour,” added Chairman Emmerson. “We have truly lost a great friend and gentleman.”

The Regional Municipality of York offers sympathy and condolences to Regional Councillor Wheeler’s family, friends and colleagues. The Region’s flags have been lowered to half-mast in honour of Councillor Wheeler.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 580,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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