June 19, 2008
Media Release

A Year in Review: The Regional Municipality of York releases 2007 Annual Report

Vision of sustainability underscores York Region’s many achievements of 2007
NEWMARKET – York Regional Council today received The Regional Municipality of York’s 2007 Annual Report.
The 2007 Annual Report highlights information on York Regional Council and the goals and accomplishments of Regional Committees and staff, with an underlying theme of sustainability.  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 sister document at the back of the publication which features the Housing York Inc. Annual Report, entitled Building Strong Communities.
“The report captures York Region’s vibrancy and recaps the many achievements from the past year,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch.  “Initiatives such as the York Region Sustainability Strategy emphasize the efforts of Regional Council to invest in our future while protecting and enhancing our natural environment.”
The 2007 Annual Report also offers a description of each of the nine area municipalities and a list of the essential services provided by York Region.
“The Annual report reflects York Region’s innovative development of sound fiscal policies and business practices,” said Town of Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen, Chair of the Region’s Finance and Administration Committee.  “Our priority is to strengthen and protect our communities in a sustainable and financially-responsible manner.”
“Our goal to create healthy, vibrant communities is a continued focus for York Region employees,” added York Region Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Macgregor.  “The report demonstrates the collective dedication of York Regional Council and staff to build lasting, sustainable communities in York Region.”
The 2007 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, 2008.
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Media Contact:      Ava Baccari, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 1207, 416 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 Email: ava.baccari@york.ca

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