June 21, 2007
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York releases 2006 Annual Report

Investing in our Region recaps York Region’s many achievements
NEWMARKET –York Regional Council today received The Regional Municipality of York’s 2006 Annual Report, entitled Investing in our Region.
The 2006 Annual Report is a 65-page document that highlights information on York Regional Council and the goals and accomplishments of Regional Committees and staff.  A report from the Regional Treasurer is included, in addition to financial statements, a statistical review and reports from auditors.
The report also includes a pullout section at the back of the publication which features the Housing York Inc. Annual Report, Building Strong Communities.
“The 2006 Annual Report reflects many of York Region’s accomplishments throughout the year,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch.  “And it articulates the emphasis York Regional Council places on investing in the future of this great Region.”
The 2006 Annual Report also features a description of each of the nine area municipalities and a list of the essential services provided by York Region.
“The Annual Report provides a clear financial account of York Region,” said Town of Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen, Chair of the Region’s Finance and Administration Committee.  “It shows York Region’s commitment to financial responsibility through the development of sound fiscal policies and business practices.”
“York Region continues to strive for excellence in our community programs and service delivery,” added York Region Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Macgregor.  “Investing in our Region will ensure that we continue to build strong and sustainable communities.”
The 2006 Annual Report is available for pick-up at the Information Kiosk of the York Region Administrative Centre in the Town of Newmarket and other York Region facilities, including the South Services Centre at 50 High Tech Road in the Town of Richmond Hill and The Bales Drive Operations Centre at 90 Bales Drive in the Town of East Gwillimbury. 
The Report will also be available online at the York Region website www.york.ca under “Important Links” as of July 2, 2007.
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Media Contact: Masrine Guthrie-Peart, Communications Specialist,
 Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, Ext. 1236 cell: 905 251-6416 
 Email: masrine.guthrie-peart@york.ca

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