Meet Virginia

In one way or another, I have always been actively involved in our community. I’m committed to solving problems, answering questions, and encouraging citizen involvement in community issues. Please have a look at some of my past and present endeavours, and my future hopes for our great community within these pages.

Municipal & Regional Government

▪   Mayor of the Town of East Gwillimbury since 2010

▪   York Regional Council Town Representative

▪   Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board Member

▪   York Region Planning & Development Committee Member

▪   York Region Finance and Administration Committee Member

▪   Chair of York Region Audit Committee

▪   York Abuse Program Committee Region Representative

▪   Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group Region Representative

▪   Town Councillor for 3 terms since 2000

▪   Trustee for York Region District School Board from 1993 to 2000

▪   Chairperson of the Town Remembrance Day Ceremony

In the past, I have served as Town Representative on these committees:

▪   Library Board

▪   Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee

▪   Environmental Committee

▪   Accessible Advisory Committee

▪   Trails Committee

▪   Santa Claus Parade Committee

▪   River Drive Park Community Recreation Centre Committee

Community Appointments

▪   Chairperson of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority since 2006

▪   Member of Board of Directors of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority from 2001 to 2006

▪   Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer of Conservation Ontario since 2010

▪   Executive Director of Artslink York Region (fostering and promoting creativity)

▪   Advisor to Human Strategies Planning Coalition (representing Arts, Culture and Heritage)

Volunteer Involvement

In addition to my role as District Chairperson of Easter Seals York Region, I support my church, Sharon Temple, United Way, the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation, work closely with East Gwillimbury Service Clubs and am a past member of Habitat for Humanity.