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York Regional Council appoints 2019 to 2022 Accessibility Advisory Committee



Newmarket – York Regional Council today approved the appointment of 15 members to the 2019 to 2022 term of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee (YRAAC).

“York Region is committed to welcoming and inclusive communities,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Since its establishment in 2003, the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee has been vital in helping create communities where everyone can participate fully.”

The competitive recruitment process for the 2019 to 2022 YRAAC, which advises Council and York Regional Police on the implementation of accessibility standards across regional programs and services, included applications from residents and community members who live with a disability or who are part of a York Region organization that serves people with disabilities.

The following individuals were appointed for the 2019 to 2022 term:

York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson (Ex-officio)
Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Don Hamilton (Chair), City of Markham
Regional Councillor Carmine Perrelli, Town of Richmond Hill
Regional Councillor Tom Vegh, Town of Newmarket
Cheryl Davies
Astley Dennis
Laurie Fortnum
Lindsey Gold
Kirsten Hill
David Hingsburger
Barry Martin
Sandy Palombo
Joann Simmons
Vito Spatafora
Angelo Tocco
Scott Wollin

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) requires municipalities with a population over 10,000 to establish an accessibility advisory committee to advise on the implementation of accessibility standards and preparation of accessibility reports. Information on York Region’s accessibility plans and YRAAC meetings is available at york.ca/accessibility

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

 


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Media Contact: Kylie-Anne Doerner, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71232
Cell: 905-716-6035
kylie-anne.doerner@york.ca


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