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Standing Committees

 
Halton's Regional Council is supported in its work by three Standing Committees. Learn more about these Standing Committees.

Regional Council accomplishes its work directly, and with help from its Standing Committees. There are three Standing Committees of Halton's Regional Council. The Standing Committees make recommendations to Regional Council.The Chief Administrative Officer and appropriate staff attend meetings of these Standing Committees to give advice and assist with answers to questions.

Standing Committee meetings are generally open to the public, although sometimes, confidential business must be conducted.

Activities of this Committee

This Committee reports to Council on matters relating to the areas of public health and social and community services, including (but not limited to) paramedic services, clinical health, healthy families & environments, housing, services for seniors, children's services and employment services. The Committee also advises, reviews and refers for approval to Council the current and capital budgets of the departments and/or divisions and programs over which it has jurisdiction.

Meeting Times

The Health & Social Services Committee meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. on a monthly cycle.

Membership

  • Rick Craven - City of Burlington
  • Marianne Meed Ward - City of Burlington
  • Jane Fogal - Town of Halton Hills
  • Mike Cluett, Town of Milton
  • Tom Adams - Town of Oakville
  • Rob Burton - Town of Oakville
  • Gary Carr, Regional Chair

Activities of this Committee

This Committee reports to Council on matters relating to the areas of Regional planning and public works and infrastructure, including (but not limited to) community planning, sustainable planning & climate change, planning policy, heritage services, water & wastewater services, waste management, road operations, and infrastructure engineering and construction. This Committee also holds any and all necessary Statutory Public Meetings relating to the Region's Official Plan and amendments to it in accordance with the provincial Planning Act. In addition, it advises, reviews and refers for approval to Council the current and capital budgets of the departments and/or divisions and programs over which it has jurisdiction.

Meeting Times

The Planning & Public Works Committee meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. on a monthly cycle.

Membership

  • Jack Dennison - City of Burlington
  • Rick Goldring - City of Burlington
  • John Taylor - City of Burlington
  • Rick Bonnette - Town of Halton Hills
  • Colin Best - Town of Milton
  • Allan Elgar - Town of Oakville
  • Dave Gittings - Town of Oakville
  • Cathy Duddeck - Town of Oakville
  • Gary Carr, Regional Chair

Activities of this Committee

This Committee reports to Council on administrative, personnel, legal and general financial matters that are not within the purview of the other two Standing Committees of Council. In addition, it holds any necessary Statutory Public Meetings required under the provincial Development Charges Act. The Committee also advises, reviews and refers for approval to Council the current and capital budgets of the departments and/or divisions and programs over which it has jurisdiction.

Meeting Times

The Administration & Finance Committee meets Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. on a monthly cycle.

Membership

  • Blair Lancaster - City of Burlington
  • Paul Sharman - City of Burlington
  • Clark Somerville - Town of Halton Hills
  • Gord Krantz - Town of Milton
  • Jeff Knoll - Town of Oakville
  • Sean O'Meara - Town of Oakville
  • Gary Carr, Regional Chair
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