Clark Somerville ~ New Halton Police Services Board Member

Clark Somerville

The Halton Regional Police Services Board will welcome new Board member Councillor Clark Somerville at its first meeting of the year on January 31, 2019.

Regional Council appointed Councillor Clark Somerville to the Board effective December 19, 2018.

About Clark Somerville

He is currently the Regional Councillor for Wards One & Two in the Town of Halton Hills and is a former President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), a national voice of municipal governments who work closely with the Government of Canada to advance current municipal concerns.

Representing his community of Acton in Halton Hills since 1996, Councillor Somerville has also sat on other committees including:

  1. FCM’s Rural Forum
  2. Halton’s Administration and Finance Committee
  3. Agricultural Advisory Committee
  4. Health and Social Services Committee, the latter of which he has served as Chair

He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with FCM and for his national advocacy on free and fair trade.

This will be Councillor Somerville’s second appointment the Halton Regional Police Services Board (2003 – 2006) and he succeeds  recently retired councillor Rick Craven.

Other members on the board include:

  1. Rob Burton – Oakville Mayor
  2. Barb Ferrone – Past Executive Director – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
  3. Gary Burkett – Past Tribunal Member – Workplace Safety & Insurance
  4. Ingrid Hann –  Past VP Human Resources – De Beers Group
  5. Jeff Knoll – Oakville Ward 5 Regional Councillor
  6. Jason Wadden – Partner – Goodmans LLP

About the HRPS Board

The Halton Regional Police Services Board is a seven member civilian board. It provides strategic oversight to the Halton Regional Police Service.

Under the Ontario Police Services Act, the board has legislated responsibility for the police service’s:

  1. operating and capital budgets
  2. strategic planning
  3. policies
  4. priorities

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

More Information

More information about the Halton Regional Police Service’s Board can be found on HRPS’s website.


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