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For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2012

Region of Peel Congratulates Regional Chair on Receiving Award

BRAMPTON, ON. (November 9, 2012) – The Region of Peel congratulates Regional Chair Emil Kolb on being awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his dedication and long service to the Peel community. 

Chair Kolb was presented the medal and certificate signed by Governor-General David Johnston in Council Chambers during yesterday’s Regional Council meeting.

“This is a wonderful surprise and a great honour,” said an emotional Chair Kolb, who has served as a member of Regional Council since 1974, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Region since 1991, and Chair of the Peel Police Services Board since 1996. “We are certainly the best regional government in Ontario and the best police services board in Canada.”

A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. In 2002 Chair Kolb, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Region of Peel, was awarded the 50th anniversary medal to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Region of Peel Congratulates Regional Chair on Receiving Award
A well-deserved honour: Pictured with Chair Kolb and wife Beryle are (from l-r) Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans, Regional Councillor Frank Dale, a member of the Peel Police Services Board, and Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell, who is also vice chair on the board of FCM and a member of the Police Services Board.

“We are so proud of you, Chair,” said Mayor Fennell. “You are a great Canadian.”

Chair Kolb was nominated for the award by the Peel Police Services Board through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for his commitment to the safety of the Citizens of Peel and all of Canada by his many years of service as Chair of the Peel Police Services Board and Board Member for the Canadian Association of Police Boards.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



David Hodkin
Communication Supervisor (A)
Region of Peel

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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