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Board Members

Laurie Williamson
Frank Dale
Vice - Chair
Amrik Singh Ahluwalia James

Laurie Williamson - Chair

Mr. Laurie Williamson was appointed by the Provincial Government to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on April 21, 2010.

Laurie Williamson, a lifelong Mississauga resident, is one of the city's most successful and well-known business and community leaders.

Since he opened his car dealership in 1992, Laurie has been eight times recognized by General Motors with the prestigious President's Triple Crown Award most recently in 2009. In 1999, this earned him the Premier's Award nomination from Sheridan College for being an outstanding Ontario college graduate in the business category.

District 60, Toastmasters International named Laurie Williamson its communications and leadership award winner in 2003.

Laurie devotes his time and energy to charities which, for the most part, help children. Toys for Tots, Peel Cancer Society, Ontario Special Olympics, Trillium Hospital, Foodpath, Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario Leukemia Foundation, Hospice of Peel, Reach for the Rainbow and Peel District School Board have all benefited from Laurie's philanthropy.

Laurie has also been the main sponsor for Erindale Hockey Association serving as fundraising and marketing committee chair. He has been a title sponsor for the Mississauga Sports Celebrities' Dinner, in support of the Jerry Love Children's Fund and the Mississauga Sports Council, since the dinner's inception.

Laurie is past chairman of the Mayor's Gala for the Living Arts Centre and has chaired Community Living Mississauga's fundraising dinner for eight years. He has also been a member of the Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament committee for 21 years.

Laurie has been well recognized for his efforts. Mississauga City Centre Rotary Club, of which Laurie is a founding member, awarded Laurie with a Paul Harris Fellowship - the highest award in Rotary International. The Mississauga Board of Trade honoured Laurie in 1998 as Business Man of the Year, and again as Mississauga’s Employer of the Year in 2009.  Laurie was also the recipient of the Sam McCallion Volunteer of the year in 2006.

In 1995, Laurie was named Mississauga's citizen of the year. A Queen's Jubilee Medal followed in 2002.

He was also honoured in 2012 with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Laurie Williamson's personal motto is "community starts with support ... and ends with success ".

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Frank Dale - Vice - Chair

Regional Chair Frank Dale was appointed to serve as a Regional representative on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on December 18, 2006.

Regional Chair Dale is a lifelong resident of Mississauga. He was first elected to Mississauga City Council in 1988.He became involved in municipal politics because of his long-time commitment to the community and desire to represent his ward at the municipal level. He has had many achievements as the Councillor for Ward 4, including the City Centre Plan which outlines development that will ensure a well planned city core and creates a more vibrant, exciting place for residents. Regional Chair Dale was instrumental in the implementation of two police sub-stations, a new transit terminal located at Square One, the establishment of an Older Adult Centre and the Square One Youth Centre, as well as being a founding member of the Mississauga Youth Theatre (MYT).

Regional Chair Dale serves as the Chair of the Region of Peel Planning Committee and is proud of the approval and implementation of the Region of Peel's Official Plan. He sits on the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority board, acts as Vice Chair of the City's Traffic Safety Council, and is also on the Board of Directors for the Living Arts Centre. In addition, he is also a member of several Region of Peel committees including the Court of Revision Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for Peel Living.

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Amrik Singh Ahluwalia

Mr. Amrik Ahluwalia was first appointed by the Provincial Government to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on February 09, 2011 and re-appointed for a second term on April 16, 2014.

Amrik is a business leader with extensive background in manufacturing and petro-chemicals. He retired from Shell Canada as General Manager after 29 years in various capacities in Projects, Strategy, Optimization and creating new opportunities. He is interested in results through motivating teams and developing effective relationships and partnerships.

Amrik has organised several youth camps. He has served as President of Sikh Society Calgary and founding Director of Khalsa Credit Union, Calgary. He is a volunteer with Seva Food Bank Mississauga.

Amrik has a Masters in Engineering from Carleton University and an MBA from McMaster University.

Amrik is a keen golfer and likes to travel. He lives in Brampton with Inderbir, his wife of 40 years.

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James Harries

Jim Harries, a resident of Mississauga, was appointed to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board effective July 8, 2011. Mr. Harries is a citizen appointee of the Regional Council of Peel.

Mr. Harries has more then 25 years of business experience, primarily in the financial services industry, including banking, property and casualty insurance and communications. He is currently Vice President, Operations at the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation, Canada's national guarantee fund for P & C Insurance companies. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Harries worked for the Insurance Bureau of Canada. In that role, he was instrumental in persuading provincial governments to adopt graduated licensing for new drivers. His interest in driver safety led him to volunteer for the City of Mississauga's Road Safety Committee, of which he is past Chair.

Mr. Harries graduated from the University of Toronto where he earned his Master's Degree in Economics and is a Chartered Director (C.Dir).

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John Rogers

John Rogers, a long time resident of Mississauga for over 55 years, was appointed by the Provincial Government to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on August 29, 2012.

Mr. Rogers is an urban planner and over the past 40 years, has been involved in numerous development projects in the Region of Peel, the Greater Toronto Area and the United Arab Emirates.

Since 1978, his extensive volunteer work with numerous charities, sports organizations and non – profit agencies, has led to his receiving numerous awards. Mr. Rogers has been the recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation, in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, the community and Canada, the Arbor Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service to the University of Toronto (1996), Mississauga's Citizen of the Year (1998), the Mississauga Civic Award (2000), and in 2012, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of contributions to Canada.

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