MAURIZIO BEVILACQUA, CHAIR
Mayor of the City of Vaughan
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua was elected Chair of The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board in June 2021 and has served on the Board since 2017.
Maurizio Bevilacqua is currently serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Vaughan. Prior to becoming Mayor, he was a Member of Parliament for 22 years, serving in several roles, including Minister of State for Finance, Minister of State for Science, Research and Development, and Chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
Mayor Bevilacqua is Chair of Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Ultimate Campaign, Chair of the Hospice Vaughan Capital Campaign and Co-Chair of the Lou Fruitman Reena Residence Capital Campaign.
He is Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee for the Regional Municipality of York and Vice Chair of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation. Mayor Bevilacqua also serves as a Director on the Alectra Inc. Board and a member of Alectra’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He is a member of the Global City Leaders Advisory Board for the World Council on City Data and the Advisory Council for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at York University's School of Continuing Studies. He is also the former Chair of the Alectra Integration Committee, past Chair of PowerStream Energy Services and past Vice Chair of VersaBank.
He holds the record for most votes received by a federal candidate in Canadian political history. Mayor Bevilacqua was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Among his many recognitions, Mayor Bevilacqua is a recipient of the Premio Italiani nel Mondo award, which is presented by the Italian government to individuals of Italian heritage who have served as a role model within the international community. The State of Israel Bonds Canada honoured Mayor Bevilacqua for his contribution to improving labour-management relations. He is also an honouree of the Shmuel Zahavy Cheder Chabad and the Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School in Thornhill, Ontario.
In recognition for his work toward advancing Canada/US relations, Mayor Bevilacqua was presented with the Key to the City of Dallas. He was also presented with a medal from the Royal Canadian Legion to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Through his Spirit of Generosity Initiative, more than 200 charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Vaughan and beyond are supported. This initiative continues to help bring about positive change to hundreds of thousands of people’s lives.
Mayor Bevilacqua holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, a Master of Arts degree from Fordham, the Jesuit University of New York City, as well as a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto.