Niagara Regional Council appoints new Regional Chair

Niagara Region’s new Chair, Jim Bradley

“I am honoured to be appointed as Niagara’s Regional Chair for the upcoming term of Council. I look forward to working collaboratively with all members of our Council and Niagara’s dedicated public service to move our Region forward and provide the important services our community relies on. ”                            ~ Niagara’s new Regional Chair,  Jim Bradley

News from Niagara’s Regional Government

Posted December 7th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – This December 6th, Niagara Region announces that Jim Bradley has been appointed to the position of Regional Chair by a unanimous vote of Regional Council for the 2018-2022 term. Bradley will be officially sworn in later today, making him the eighth Regional Chair for the Niagara Region.

Niagara’s new Regional Chair Jim Bradley, centre below the Region’s crest, takes the oath of office this December 6th. Photo by Doug Draper

Bradley began his political career as a St. Catharines City Councillor from 1970-77. He served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for St. Catharines from 1977-2018. During this time, Bradley held roles as Provincial Minister of Environment, Transportation, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Tourism and Recreation, Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Seniors.

Bradley has contributed to the Niagara community as a hockey and baseball coach, manager and referee; as member of Grantham Optimist Club, as an active supporter of the Rankin Run, Gillian’s Place, Start Me Up Niagara, Community Care, Bethlehem Place and other volunteer organizations.

In Ontario, the Municipal Act sets out the responsibilities of the Regional Chair. The Regional Chair is both the head of council and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Region.

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