(Brampton) - Regional Chair Emil Kolb today received the Golden Jubilee Medal
of Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony held at St. Anne’s School in the City
of Brampton. The commemorative medal is awarded to Canadians who have made an
active and significant contribution to their fellow citizens and community.
“I’m truly honoured to receive this special and prestigious medal,”
said Regional Chair Kolb. “It’s a privilege to be able to serve
the community I have lived in for the past 63 years.”
Recently elected to serve his ninth term as Chair of the Peel Police Services
Board, Kolb is also a member of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, and
a representative on the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel.
As Regional Chair since 1991, Emil Kolb has been instrumental in building Peel’s
strong reputation among municipal governments in Canada and continuing the tradition
of quality, efficiency and excellent service for the citizens of Peel Region.
In municipal politics since 1970, Kolb served as Mayor of the Town of Caledon
from 1985 to 1991, and as a Regional Councillor since the establishment of Regional
Government in 1974.
said, “I will continue to work with our community partners to bring people
and ideas together to improve the quality of life for our citizens.”
The medal program is part of the Jubilee year celebrations organized by the
Department of Canadian Heritage. Various organizations including federal and
provincial levels of government, and sports and charitable bodies were invited
to submit the names of candidates for the medal.
The Golden Jubilee Medal is made of gold-plated bronze and carries the current
Canadian effigy of The Queen. Approximately 46,000 medals will be distributed
across Canada this year.
The Golden Jubilee marks the fiftieth anniversary of Her Majesty's reign as
Queen of Canada.