Region of Peel
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Frank Dale is Chair & C.E.O. of the Regional Municipality of Peel, a role he has held since 2014. In this capacity he is the head of the corporation, overseeing the programs and services that are delivered to Peel’s 1.4 million residents. In addition to being the head of Regional Council, Chair Dale also serves as Vice-Chair of the Peel Police Services Board, and a Board member of the Peel Housing Corporation along with various other Regional and external board and committees.
Chair Dale’s additional responsibilities include membership in the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario of Single Tier Cities and Regions (MARCO) group, the GTAH Mayor’s and Regional Chairs group, Audit and Risk Committee, Committee of Revision, Emergency Management Program Committee, Government Relations Committee, Growth Management Committee, Hanlan Feedermain and Mississauga City Centre Sub-transmission Advisory Group, Health System Integration Committee, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee, Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, Peel Regional Police Services Board Nomination Ad Hoc Committee, Waste Management Strategic Advisory Committee and Chair of the Peel Goods Movement Task Force.
Prior to his appointment as Regional Chair, the life-long Mississauga resident represented the City of Mississauga as both City and Regional Council for over 26 years. Throughout his time serving the public as Mississauga’s Ward 4 Councillor, Frank Dale worked to improve the lives of residents throughout the city, dramatically enhancing their quality of life. Under his leadership, Huron Heights Park was twice expanded to its current size making it the largest neighbourhood park throughout the City of Mississauga.
Dale also successfully negotiated additional funding for the Mississauga Valley Community Centre making it the only Centre in the city with the full range of available amenities. He was instrumental in the construction of the Thomas J. Dale Bridge across highway 403 linking the disconnected sections of Confederation Parkway and helping to ensure a fully connected neighbourhood community. Having represented Mississauga’s downtown core which is home to City Hall, Dale was also instrumental in the multi-million dollar redesign of the city’s Celebration Square which attracts thousands of residents annually from across the GTA. Coupled with his previous support for the building of the Living Arts Centre of which he was also a Board member, the area is now a cultural gem throughout the region. Under Frank Dale’s leadership, Mississauga’s downtown core now has one of the largest concentrations of preserved park land throughout the city whilst also being located in an intensification zone. The civic precinct is now home to Community Common, Scholar’s Green, the Jubilee Gardens, the quad at Celebration Square, and Zonta Meadows which was the first all-inclusive barrier free playground in Canada. A significant part of his vision for a vibrant downtown core was the establishment of new post-secondary institution - realized through the creation of the new Sheridan College campus in the district. The ‘civic precinct’ envisioned by Frank Dale also included a community police station, an entertainment district, a major transit terminal, and residential transition zones to protect existing neighbourhoods - all items that he was able to bring to fruition during his tenure as City and Regional Councillor.
Additionally, as Chair of the Region of Peel Planning Committee, Frank Dale was responsible for obtaining consensus for the approval of the Region of Peel’s first ever Official Plan. He also served as Chair of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and as a member of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, the Mississauga Traffic Safety Council, the connect2end violence steering committee, the Court of Revision, the Board of the St. John Ambulance Peel branch, the Violence against Vandalism Committee and the Mississauga Older Adult Centre which he also established. As an advocate for the city’s youth, Frank Dale also established the Square One Youth Centre and the Mississauga Youth Theatre Group. He was the driving force for the establishment of a new gymnasium at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre, and donated his time as a youth hockey coach; Dale has a level 4 coaching designation.
Chair Dale is a recipient of the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Frank Dale’s commitment to the community he has served is lifelong, having been an advocate for the City he has always called home prior to the commencement of his official public service.
In March of 2018, Frank Dale announced that he would not be seeking a second term as Region Peel’s Chair. However, Mr. Dale intends to continue his advocacy for, and dedication to, the people he has had the pleasure of serving in elected office.
This pending change in official status will allow Frank and Terri, his wife of over forty years, to devote more time to their expanding family of three married children and two grandchildren.
Revised: Wednesday April 18 2018