York Region represents Aurora, East Guillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughn, and Whitchurch-Stouffville. The 21 members of York Regional Council set policies, direction and budgets for The Regional Municipality of York.
In York Region, members of Regional Council are chosen by voters in what is termed a "double direct" form of election. That is, a successful candidate for the office of Mayor or Regional Councillor in a municipality earns a seat on both local and Regional Council for four years.
The Chair of Regional Council is elected at large by the members of Regional Council at their inaugural meeting and also serves a four-year term.
Most of Council's work is done through standing committees and task forces. Committee members receive public input, review policies and consider staff reports, then recommend actions to Regional Council.
- accessiblity planning
- children's services
- community development
- emergency management
- emergency medical services
- employment and financial support
- environmental services
- garbage and recycling (waste management)
- legal services (traffic offenses, freedom of information)
- long-term care and seniors
- public health and safety
- regional planning
- regional property taxes
- regional roads
(please note that York Region is not responsible for local roads)
17250 Yonge Street |
Ontario L3Y 6Z1
Toll Free: 1.877.464.YORK (9675)