Oakville Mayor and Resident stay on for 4th Term of Halton Regional Police Services Board

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At the January 26, 2017 Police Services Board meeting, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton was elected as Board Chair for a fourth year. The Board also elected Ms. Barb Ferrone, an Oakville resident, as Vice-Chair for a second term.

In accepting the opportunity to serve again as Board Chair, Burton thanked the Board members for their support and welcomed the opportunity to continue to work with all members of the Board, the Police Service and the numerous community partners. He reiterated the Board’s ongoing commitment to ensure the residents of Halton continue to receive the highest standard of police service to which they have become accustomed.

Ms. Ferrone has served on the Board since May 2014. In accepting the nomination, she thanked the Members of the Board for their endorsement and commented she looks forward to contributing to the important civilian oversight of the Police Service.

Ms. Barbara Ferrone is a community leader with experience working and volunteering in small to large scale organizations. Fueled with more than 20 years of diverse business successes, Ms. Ferrone possesses significant leadership and management experience. Barb is a true entrepreneur and enjoyed success with her family businesses Ferrone Fitness and Toronto West Liaison College.

Barb, who recently retired as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, has worked tirelessly over the years to improve the lives of children and families in the Halton Region. She has volunteered over the years with various non-profit agencies such as Co-Chair for Relay for Life, Halton Trauma Centre Board Member and Cause for Paws Steering Committee.

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She is a proud recipient of the Paul Harris Award and currently volunteers as Logistics Co-Chair for the Oakville Family Ribfest and for Smilezone Childrens Foundation.

The Police Services Act requires that every Police Services Board must elect a Chair and Vice-Chair at their first meeting of each year.

The Halton Regional Police Services Board is a seven member civilian Board that oversees the Halton Regional Police Service. Under the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for the Police Service operating and capital budgets; strategic planning; policies and priorities.

The Police Board’s fundamental responsibility is to ensure adequate and effective police services are provided to the citizens of Halton Region.

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