Police Services Board elects new Vice-Chairman

Rob Burton was re-elected as Chairman.

Marion Yee, Police Services Board, Halton Region, 2014
Police Services Board elects new Vice-Chairman
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Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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At the January 22, 2015 Police Services Board elected Ms. Marion Yee, a Burlington resident as Vice-Chair and Rob Burton was re-elected as Chairman. They also two new Board members at their meeting: Gary Burkett and Jason Wadden.

Ms. Yee has served on the Board since May 2010. 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.

Mr. Burkett was appointed by Regional Council on December 17th as their citizen appointee to the Board. Burkett has over 44 years of business experience with 3 blue chip companies and has served on a variety of commercial and volunteer boards. His experience includes a labour relations, Board governance, risk management and policy development.

The Provincial Government appointed Mr. Jason Wadden to the Board effective January 5th. Mr. Wadden is a partner in a major Toronto based law firm specializing in broad business law litigation practice. Wadden has previously served on other boards within the Region including the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

Both are residents of Oakville.

Marion Yee is a Registered Nurse, with many years of management experience in the health care field. She was first appointed to the Police Services Board in May 2010 and has been a resident of the Region of Halton since 2002.

Marion received her nursing education at Mohawk College, as well as receiving degrees in Urban Planning from Ryerson University and University of Western Ontario. She has lived in various countries abroad and travelled widely, which gives her a unique open minded perspective to apply to the diverse community issues of Halton.

Marion was appointed to the Halton Regional Police Services Board in May 2010. She has an interest in giving back to her community and is actively involved in a variety of community activities. She has been a Mediator and Trainer for Scarborough Conflict Resolution Service and volunteered for the Society of Conflict Resolution in Ontario Speaker and Trade Fairs. Ms Yee has been a Faculty Advisory Committee member for the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, as well as a board member for Charlton Hall Child and Family Centre.

Marion resides in Burlington with her two university age children and enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities in her leisure time, including cycling, hiking and sailing.

The Police Services Act requires that every Police Services Board must elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman 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. 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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