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Police Service Board re-elects 2015 Chair and Vice Chair

Posted by MarkhamToday // January 25, 2015 // in News // 0 Comments

artphoto_150_yrpsblogo.jpgAt its meeting on January 21, 2015 the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board re-elected Mayor of the City of Markham, Frank Scarpitti as the Board Chair for 2015 for the fourth consecutive year. Mr. Scarpitti was first elected as Regional Councillor in 1985 and subsequently re-elected to Regional Council. In 2006, he became the Mayor of Markham and was re-elected as Mayor in 2010 for a further four-year term. Mayor Scarpitti has served on the Board since 2007 and was first elected Chair in January 2012.

In accepting the position as Chair, Mayor Scarpitti thanked the members of the Police Services Board for their support and looks forward to continue working with the members of the Board and of the Executive Command Team.

The Police Services Board re-elected Barbara Bartlett as Vice Chair of the Board for 2015. Mrs. Bartlett was first appointed to the Board in 2008 and has been elected as Vice Chair from 2010 to 2014 respectively. Vice Chair Bartlett has held long-standing leadership positions with many community agencies including serving as President of the Community Living Newmarket/Aurora and District Board. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards.
Swearing in of New Board Member


Regional Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson was officially sworn in as a member of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board at its meeting on January 21, 2015. Chairman Emmerson has more than two decades of political experience, most recently as the Mayor of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. He has served on a number of standing committees and has a breadth of knowledge and political experience on all levels of government and has worked alongside York Regional Police in playing a large role in community safety. He was instrumental in the development of York Region’s Community Safety Village - a 10,000 square foot interactive, educational facility where children learn about fire, traffic and personal safety.

Re-appointment of Board Members

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At its meeting in December, Regional Council re-appointed three members to the Police Services Board – Mayor Frank Scarpitti of the City of Markham, Mayor Virginia Hackson of the Town of East Gwillimbury and citizen appointee Barbara Bartlett.

2014 Award for Civic Leadership


Photo Courtesy York Regional Police Twitter @yrp

Police Services Board Chair Frank Scarpitti and Chief Eric Jolliffe presented Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg, with the 2014 Award for Civic Leadership in recognition of his work as a dedicated advocate for positive change, support for community safety and success in initiatives aimed at eliminating conflict, discrimination and injustice in our community. The Board created its Award for Civic Leadership in 2006 to recognize the highest level of excellence in civic duty. Recipients of the Award for Civic Leadership are stellar leaders in their fields who enhance community safety and promote positive relations between the citizens and York Regional Police.

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