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Halton Regional Council Holds Inaugural Meeting for 2022-2026 Term


Halton Regional Council held its inaugural meeting of the 2022-2026 term yesterday (Dec. 7, 2022). Click here for a news release issued by the Region of Halton or scroll further down this post.

It was great to welcome our new Regional Councillors and returning Regional Council members so we could all take our oaths of office publicly and in the presence of a judge.

I look forward to working with all of my Regional Council colleagues in serving our community and Burlington’s interests in Halton Region.

You can watch a recording of the event by clicking the link or heading to

Some photos from the event are also below and the Region’s news release for more information, including on the new and returning members of Halton Regional Council for the 2022-2026 term.

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Halton welcomes 2022-2026 Regional Council at Inaugural Meeting

The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
December 9, 2022

On December 7, 2022, Halton Region hosted its Inaugural Meeting for the new term of Regional Council. The meeting included a brief ceremony with Declarations of Office for the Chair and each individual Councillor, administered by His Worship, Justice of the Peace, Mark J. Curtis.

“I am honoured to serve this community in my fifth consecutive term as Regional Chair, and I would like to congratulate my fellow Councillors on their election. We have a strong track record of success—97 per cent of residents surveyed are satisfied with Regional services. We have 11 years of being recognized as a top employer, the best business growth, job creation and low unemployment performance in the GTA, and 34 years of consecutive AAA credit ratings ensuring we deliver top value for taxpayer dollars. We are going to work together to ensure that Halton continues to be a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.” — Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr

As part of the ceremony, Chair Carr delivered an Inaugural Address profiling the Region’s strategic investments and initiatives over the last four years, despite the difficulties and impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights included:

  • creating additional housing units, assisted housing opportunities and supports to prevent homelessness;
  • completing and operationalizing three new Paramedic Stations to improve service levels within the community;
  • investing in transportation infrastructure to accommodate community growth and maintain the state-of-good repair;
  • committing to establishing long and short-term goals in support of environmental sustainability and climate change;
  • making strategic investments in programs, services and supports to enhance the health, safety and well-being of residents; and
  • responding to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, including emerging variants, outbreaks and issues, and delivering the vaccination program in Halton.

Chair Carr outlined the process to develop the 2023-2026 Strategic Business Plan, which will set Council’s priorities, actions and projected outcomes for the new term. Among these key priorities is continuing to keep taxes at or below the rate of inflation, advancing Reconciliation and Indigenous Relationship building, community safety and well-being and supporting environmental sustainability and climate change.

The Chair closed his remarks by highlighting Halton Region’s many years of success working with the Local Municipalities and all levels of government to meet the needs of the people of Halton while ensuring minimal overlap in the delivery of services.

As with all Council meetings, the inauguration ceremony was streamed live on the Region’s website. For videos of Regional Council Meetings, as well as meeting agendas, minutes and Council documents, please visit

2022-2026 Halton Regional Council

Regional Chair

  • Gary Carr

City of Burlington

  • Mayor: Marianne Meed Ward
  • Ward One: Regional Councillor Kelvin Galbraith
  • Ward Two: Regional Councillor Lisa Kearns
  • Ward Three: Regional Councillor Rory Nisan
  • Ward Four: Regional Councillor Shawna Stolte
  • Ward Five: Regional Councillor Paul Sharman
  • Ward Six: Regional Councillor Angelo Bentivegna

Town of Halton Hills

  • Mayor: Ann Lawlor
  • Wards One and Two: Regional Councillor Clark Somerville
  • Wards Three and Four: Regional Councillor Jane Fogal

Town of Milton

  • Mayor: Gordon Krantz
  • Ward One: Regional Councillor Colin Best
  • Ward Two: Regional Councillor Rick Malboeuf
  • Ward Three: Regional Councillor Sammy Ijaz
  • Ward Four: Regional Councillor Sameera Ali

Town of Oakville

  • Mayor: Rob Burton
  • Ward One: Regional Councillor Sean O’Meara
  • Ward Two: Regional Councillor Cathy Duddeck
  • Ward Three: Regional Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall
  • Ward Four: Regional Councillor Allan Elgar
  • Ward Five: Regional Councillor Jeff Knoll
  • Ward Six: Regional Councillor Tom Adams
  • Ward Seven: Regional Councillor Nav Nanda


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