Frank Dale Appointed as New Regional Chair
Brampton, ON. (Dec. 4, 2014) - The Region of Peel's 24 Regional Councillors appointed Frank Dale as Regional Chair for the 2014 - 2018 term. The election was held by an open vote at the 2014 Inaugural meeting of Regional Council at the Mississauga Convention Centre this evening.
"It is a great honour to be appointed to serve the Region of Peel as Chair," said Regional Chair Dale. "We are at a crucial time in the history of our Region with a number of challenges facing us including growth and financial pressures. We will need to work together as one united Council and commit to listening to our residents on how to respond to these issues."
Frank Dale is the fourth Regional Chair in the Region's 40-year history.
Mr. Dale has been a long-serving Regional and City of Mississauga Councillor for Ward 4. Mr. Dale also served as past Vice-Chair of the Peel Regional Police Service Board.
As Chair, Mr. Dale is the head of Regional Council. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Chair acts as the representative of the Region of Peel both within and outside the municipality and promotes the Region of Peel locally, nationally and internationally. The Chair is the presiding officer at all Regional Council meetings and ensures the business proceedings run smoothly and effectively. The Chair is also an ex-officio member of all committees of Regional Council.
|From left to right: Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey; Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Region of Peel, Frank Dale; Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson
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 1.4 million residents and 90,000 businesses in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. This year, the Region is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary.
For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.