December 12, 2003

York Region makes appointments to Committees and external Agencies, Boards and Commissions for 2003-2006


NEWMARKET— York Regional Council recently made appointments to its Committees, as well as to external Agencies, Boards and Commissions for the 2003 – 2006 term.
 
“York Region residents are fortunate to have such a committed and dedicated team of Regional Councillors representing them,” says Regional Chair Bill Fisch, who returned to Council for his third consecutive term as Chair.  “Our committees will continue to work very hard on the issues that matter most to the people and businesses of York Region.”
 
The 16 committees established for the 2003-2006 term of office will review matters within a specific policy area and make recommendations for consideration by Regional Council. Each committee elects a Chair and Vice-Chair annually. The Regional Chair sits on every committee.
 
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio
Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
Sharon Abrahams
Barbara Caiger
Kirsten Hill
Robert Hunn
Wilf Morley
Mary Ann Proulx
Trish Robichaud
Anwar Yussuf
 
Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group
Mayor Margaret Black
Mayor James Young
Mayor Sue Sherban
 
Audit Committee
Regional Councillor Bill O’Donnell
Mayor Tom Taylor
Regional Councillor Tony Van Bynen
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)

Character Community Council
Mayor Donald Cousens
Mayor Tim Jones
Mayor Sue Sherban
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Community Services and Housing Committee
Regional Councillor Mario Ferri
Mayor Robert Grossi
Regional Councillor Jack Heath
Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
Regional Councillor Linda Jackson
Mayor Sue Sherban
Mayor Tom Taylor
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Corporate Clean Air Task Force
Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio
Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
 
Dewatering Complaint Review Committee
Regional Councillor David Barrow
Regional Councillor Jack Heath
Regional Councillor Jim Jones
Regional Councillor Bill O’Donnell
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Mayor Sue Sherban
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Finance and Administration Committee
Mayor Bill Bell
Mayor Margaret Black
Mayor Donald Cousens
Mayor Michael Di Biase
Mayor Tim Jones
Mayor Tom Taylor
Mayor James Young
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Health and Emergency Medical Services Committee
Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio
Mayor Robert Grossi
Regional Councillor Jack Heath
Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
Regional Councillor Linda Jackson
Regional Councillor Tony Van Bynen
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Human Services Planning Coalition
Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio
Mayor Robert Grossi
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Planning and Economic Development Committee
Regional Councillor Mario Ferri
Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
Regional Councillor Bill O’Donnell
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Mayor Sue Sherban
Regional Councillor Tony Van Bynen
Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler
Mayor James Young
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Rapid Transit Public/Private Partnership Steering Committee
Mayor Bill Bell
Mayor Donald Cousens
Mayor Michael Di Biase
Regional Chair Bill Fisch
Chair of Transit Committee
 
Solid Waste Management Committee
Regional Councillor David Barrow
Mayor Bill Bell
Regional Councillor Mario Ferri
Regional Councillor Jack Heath
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Transit Committee
Regional Councillor David Barrow
Mayor Margaret Black
Regional Councillor Linda Jackson
Regional Councillor Jim Jones
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Regional Councillor Tony Van Bynen
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Transportation and Works Committee
Mayor Bill Bell
Mayor Michael Di Biase
Regional Councillor Jim Jones
Mayor Tim Jones
Regional Councillor Bill O’Donnell
Mayor Sue Sherban
Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
Youth Advisory Committee
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Mayor James Young
Regional Chair Bill Fisch (ex officio)
 
In addition to the work of the corporation, Regional Council also has the authority to make appointments to a number of agencies, boards and commissions linked to York Region.  These external bodies and their Regional representatives for 2003-2006 are:
 
Canadian National Exhibition
Mayor Robert Grossi
 
Don Watershed Regeneration
Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg
 
Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance
Mayor Robert Grossi
 
Highway 427 Extension
Regional Chair Bill Fisch
 
Humber Watershed Alliance
Regional Councillor Linda Jackson
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Councillor Jack Rupke (King)
Mayor Robert Grossi  (Georgina)
Councillor John West (Aurora)
Councillor Ken Ferdinands (Whitchurch-Stouffville)
Mayor Tom Taylor (Newmarket)
Councillor Virginia Hackson (East Gwillimbury)
At large – (to be determined – January 2004)
 
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
 
Rouge Park Alliance Executive
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Regional Councillor Jack Heath (Alternate)
 
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Mayor James Young
 
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Mayor Margaret Black
Mayor Tom Taylor
 
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Regional Chair Bill Fisch
Regional Councillor David Barrow
Councillor Linda Pabst (Township of King)
Mayor Michael Di Biase
Regional Councillor Bill O’Donnell
 
York Central Hospital
Regional Councillor David Barrow
Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio
 
York Region Abuse Program
Regional Councillor Linda Jackson
 
York Region Police Services Board
Regional Councillor David Barrow
Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler
 
Contact:   Patrick Casey, Acting Director, Corporate Communications Services
- (905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 1235
- (905) 715-8211 (cell)
- Email: patrick.casey@region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

 
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