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York Regional Council has 21 members. Council sets policies, direction and budgets for York Region.

Members of York Regional Council are elected in what is known as a "double direct" form of election. In this type of system, those elected as Mayor or Regional Councillor for a local municipality earn a seat on both Local Council and Regional Council for four years.

The Chair of Regional Council is elected by members of Regional Council at the first meeting of the term and also serves for a four year term.

Most of Council's work is done through the Committee of the Whole. During Committee of the Whole meetings, members get public input, review policies and consider staff reports before making recommendations to Regional Council.

Council usually meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. For the official Council and Committee meeting dates please see the Events Calendar

Council Members for the Term 2018-2022

Wayne Emmerson
York Region Chairman and CEO


Tom Mrakas, Mayor

East Gwillimbury

Virginia Hackson, Mayor


Margaret Quirk, Mayor
Robert Grossi, Regional Councillor


Steve Pellegrini, Mayor


Frank Scarpitti, Mayor
Don Hamilton, Regional Councillor
Jack Heath, Regional Councillor
Joe Li, Regional Councillor
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor


John Taylor, Mayor
Tom Vegh, Regional Councillor

Richmond Hill

David Barrow, Mayor
Joe DiPaola, Regional Councillor
Carmine Perrelli, Regional Councillor


Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor
Mario Ferri, Regional Councillor
Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor
Linda Jackson, Regional Councillor


Iain Lovatt, Mayor



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