Emil V. Kolb,
and Chief Executive Officer
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
5th Floor, Room 504
Tel: 905-791-7800, ext. 4310
A visionary, respected leader, award winner, mentor and humanitarian, Emil Vincent Kolb has devoted more than five decades of his life to public service.
Mr. Kolb is the Chair of Peel Regional Council, Chief Executive Officer of the Region of Peel and Chair of the Peel Police Services Board.
His passion for office is equalled only by his vision to invest in children, secure their future and ensure their role as the next generation of leaders in Canada. In his spare time, Mr. Kolb is an active fundraiser for a variety of Peel children's charities including Peel Children's Centre, Peel Children's Aid, the United Way of Peel Region and Peel Children's Safety Village. Through various events including the Emil Kolb Hootenanny, he has raised more than $1.5 million for local children's charities.
In 2011, Mr. Kolb received recognition for his support from the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in honour of their 40th anniversary and, in 2012, from the Free for All Foundation, in appreciation for his dedication and commitment to the lives of young people.
A Regional Councillor since the establishment of Peel Regional Government in 1973, Mr. Kolb became Regional Chair in 1991 and Chair of the Police Services Board in 1996. His seventh and current term as Regional Chair and CEO began in December 2010. In the early 1970s, Mr. Kolb served as an Albion Township Councillor after serving as a member and Chair of the Albion Township Planning Board. From 1985 to 1991, he served as Mayor of Caledon for two terms.
Mr. Kolb was recently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his commitment to the safety of the citizens of Peel and all of Canada as well as the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in honour of his contributions to society and the community.
A further tribute was paid to Mr. Kolb for his contributions to the police service, when in 2004, a Peel Regional Police facility in Mississauga was renamed The Emil V. Kolb Centre for Police Excellence. In 2008 he was named "Leader of the Year" by the Ontario Public Works Association for his contributions and support of the Public Works industry in Ontario.
Mr. Kolb was born in 1936, in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan and raised in the Bolton area. The Kolb family has farmed in the former Township of Albion, since 1939. The family farm is operated by their son Paul, his wife Marion and their family.
Mr. Kolb and his wife Beryle have four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Revised: Friday December 14 2012