The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board consists of seven civilian members as follows:
Head of Municipal Council
Members of Council appointed by resolution of Council
Members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
Individual who is appointed by resolution of Council who is neither a member of Council nor an employee of the municipality
WAYNE EMMERSON, CHAIR, Regional Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson was elected as Chair of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board for the year 2023. Chair Emmerson has been Vice Chair of the Board since January 2022. Chairman Emmerson is currently serving his second term as York Region Chairman and CEO for The Regional Municipality of York.
STEVE PELLEGRINI, VICE CHAIR, Regional Appointee
Steve Pellegrini is the Mayor of the Township of King and also King’s Regional representative on York Region Council. He was sworn into office in 2010 and is now serving his forth consecutive term. He has been acclaimed in the last three elections.
Mayor Pellegrini was appointed to the York Regional Police Services Board on June 1, 2021. He was elected as Vice Chair in December 2022 and again in January 2023 until the Board's first meeting in 2024.
MARIO CORTELLUCCI, Provincial Appointee
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario appointed Mr. Cortellucci to the Board for a three-year term effective October 20, 2022.
Mario Cortellucci was born the rural farmland of Abruzzo, Italy. In search of opportunity, his father decided to immigrate to Canada. Mario, along with his mother and siblings, immigrated and reunited in Toronto a year later in 1962.
REGIONAL COUNCILLOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR OF THE CITY OF VAUGHAN, Regional Appointee
Regional Councillor Jackson was appointed to the Police Services Board on December 15, 2022, for the term of Council.
Linda Jackson is the Deputy Mayor of the City of Vaughan. Linda sits on both the City of Vaughan and York Region Council as well as several boards, committees, and task forces. She was recently re-appointed to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
NORMA MCCULLOUGH, Regional Appointee
Norma McCullough was appointed to the York Regional Police Services Board by York Region Council, commencing on January 1, 2021, until the end of the term of Council. On December 15, 2022, Norma was reappointed for two years.
WALTER J. PERCHAL, Provincial Appointee
Walter Perchal was appointed to the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for a three-year term commencing March 7, 2020. He previously served as a Senior Officer in the Canadian Forces.