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Regional Committees

Members of York Regional Council serve on committees that review specific matters with a mandate set by Council. Committees receive public input, review policies and consider staff reports, then recommend actions to Council. Visit the events calendar for meeting dates and details.

Committee of the Whole

All members of Council are members of Committee of the Whole. Each month there are two Committee of the Whole meetings held in advance of Regional Council. The agendas are divided based on subject matter:

First Committee of the Whole

Transportation Services
Environmental Services
Community and Health Services

Second Committee of the Whole

Planning and Economic Development
Finance and Administration


Committee of the Whole

The Regional Chair appoints a Chair and Vice-Chair of each section.

Community and Health Services

Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor (Chair)
Jack Heath, Regional Councillor (Vice-Chair)

Environmental Services

Mario Ferri, Regional Councillor (Chair)
Margaret Quirk, Mayor (Vice-Chair)

Finance and Administration

David Barrow, Mayor (Chair)
Robert Grossi, Regional Councillor (Vice-Chair)

Planning and Economic Development

Jim Jones, Regional Councillor (Chair)
Tom Mrakas, Mayor (Vice-Chair)

Transportation Services

Steve Pellegrini, Mayor (Chair)
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor (Vice-Chair)


Council appoints members for each Committee and Advisory Committee.

Audit Committee

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (ex officio)
Virginia Hackson, Mayor
Iain Lovatt, Mayor
Tom Mrakas, Mayor
Steve Pellegrini, Mayor
Joe DiPaola, Regional Councillor
Robert Grossi, Regional Councillor
Don Hamilton, Regional Councillor
Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor
Tom Vegh, Regional Councillor

Debenture Committee

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (Chair)
Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer
Laura Mirabella, Commissioner of Finance


Advisory Committees report to Council through Committee of the Whole. They comprise a mix of Council members and citizen members.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (ex officio)
Don Hamilton, Regional Councillor
Carmine Perrelli, Regional Councillor
Tom Vegh, Regional Councillor

Governance Task Force

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (Chair)
David Barrow, Mayor
Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor
Virginia Hackson, Mayor
Iain Lovatt, Mayor
Tom Mrakas, Mayor
Steve Pellegrini, Mayor
Margaret Quirk, Mayor
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor
John Taylor, Mayor

Human Services Planning Board

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (ex officio)
John Taylor, Mayor
Mario Ferri, Regional Councillor
Jack Heath, Regional Councillor

Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group

Avia Eek, Councillor on behalf of Steve Pellegrini, Mayor
Hugo Kroon, Councillor on behalf of Iain Lovatt, Mayor

Planning Advisory Committee

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (ex officio)
Tom Mrakas, Mayor
Joe DiPaola, Regional Councillor
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor

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Regional Boards

Members of York Regional Council serve on the following boards.

York Regional Police Services Board

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO
Virginia Hackson, Mayor (Chair)
John Molyneaux (Vice-Chair) (Regional Council Appointee)
Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor
Robin (Chunilall) Doobay (Provincial Appointee)
Josh Cooper (Provincial Appointee)
Jennifer Fang (Provincial Appointee)

The Regional Municipality of York is the sole shareholder of three wholly-owned subsidiaries and share capital corporations: Housing York Inc., York Region Rapid Transit Corporation and York Net. As sole shareholder, Council appoints the Board of Directors for each corporation.

Housing York Inc.

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (CEO)
Virginia Hackson, Mayor
Iain Lovatt, Mayor
Tom Mrakas, Mayor
Margaret Quirk, Mayor
John Taylor, Mayor
Don Hamilton, Regional Councillor
Jack Heath, Regional Councillor
Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor
Tom Vegh, Regional Councillor

York Region Rapid Transit Corporation

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (CEO)
David Barrow, Mayor
Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor
John Taylor, Mayor
Mario Ferri, Regional Councillor
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor
Joe Li, Regional Councillor

YorkNet

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (CEO)
Virginia Hackson, Mayor
Iain Lovatt, Mayor
Steve Pellegrini, Mayor
Margaret Quirk, Mayor
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor
Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor
Tony Van Bynen (citizen member)

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External Boards

Members of York Regional Council also serve on a variety of external Boards of Directors either by mandate or at the request of the organization.

Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Robert Grossi, Regional Councillor

Canadian National Exhibition

Robert Grossi, Regional Councillor

Cedar Centre

Virginia Hackson, Mayor

Community Partnership Council

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (ex officio)
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor (Co-Chair)

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (June 2018 to June 2019 term)

Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance

Avia Eek, Councillor on behalf of Steve Pellegrini, Mayor

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO (Chair)
Wendy Gaertner, Councillor on behalf of Tom Mrakas, Mayor
Virginia Hackson, Mayor
Margaret Quirk, Mayor
Avia Eek, Councillor on behalf of Steve Pellegrini, Mayor
Tom Vegh, Regional Councillor
Ken Ferdinands, Councillor on behalf of Iain Lovatt, Mayor

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board

Steve Pellegrini, Mayor

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Tom Mrakas, Mayor until the close of the 2019 Annual General Meeting

Toronto Global

Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and CEO

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Jack Heath, Regional Councillor (Vice Chair)
David Barrow, Mayor
Steve Pellegrini, Mayor
Linda Jackson, Regional Councillor
Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Partnership in Project Green Executive Management Steering Committee

Jack Heath, Regional Councillor

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Request to Speak to a Committee

If you wish to speak to a Committee on a topic related to the day’s agenda, you must make a deputation request to the Regional Clerk.

Deputations must deal with municipal issues that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction.


 


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