JOHN MOLYNEAUX, Vice Chair
Regional Council Appointee
Mr. Molyneaux was re-elected as Vice Chair of the York Regional Police Services Board in January 2020. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario originally appointed Mr. Molyneaux to the York Regional Police Services Board on November 3, 2010. Mr. Molyneaux was re-appointed to the Board effective January 1, 2019 through Regional Council appointment.
Mr. Molyneaux was a civilian member of the Ontario Provincial Police from 1971 to 1976. During that time he became a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Newmarket Fire Department. He became a full-time member of that department in 1977. John worked through the ranks holding the position of Fire Fighter, Suppression Captain, Fire Prevention officer, Deputy Fire Chief and eventually becoming the Fire Chief in 1994.
Mr. Molyneaux was one of the people instrumental in the creation of Central York Fire Services in 2002, a fire service made up of the consolidated fire departments of the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket. He was honoured to be appointed the first Fire Chief of the newly-created department.
In 1997, Regional Council appointed Mr. Molyneaux as the Regional Fire Coordinator. He held that position until his retirement in 2009. The Regional Fire Coordinator is a member of the Regional Emergency Control Group and plays an important role in developing and implementing emergency management program requirements.
John has also served on the Board of Directors, York Region Branch, St. John Ambulance for many years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) from 2016-2018.
He is the proud recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, the Federal Exemplary Fire Service Medal and the Provincial Fire Service Long Service Medal recognizing 35 years of service. In 2013, John was appointed by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston as a member of the Order of St. John.Back to Board Members