Vice - Chair
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 ".
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Mayor Bonnie Crombie was appointed to serve as a Regional Council representative on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on December 11, 2014.
On October 27, 2014, Bonnie Crombie was elected as the Mayor of Mississauga. Prior to her election as Mayor, she served as the Ward 5 City Councillor and previous to that, as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville. Prior to seeking elected office, Mayor Crombie worked for two Fortune 500 companies including the Walt Disney Corporation, and McDonald’s Corporation. She has also successfully practiced public affairs and launched two successful small businesses, including Cargo Cosmetics, whose products are now sold around the world.
Outside of her work in the public and private sector, Bonnie has a lengthy history of community leadership and volunteer service having been asked by Mayor McCallion to serve on the Mississauga Mayor’s Taskforce on the Arts, where she was subsequently elected as Vice Chair of this task force. Bonnie has also dedicated her time to various charitable and not-for-profit boards, including the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, Peel Region 11th Division Police Community Liaison Committee, the Canadian and Ontario Brain Injury Association, and Arts Umbrella.
Bonnie has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Corporate Director’s Certificate from the International Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management. In January 2012 she was honoured to be awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the community. Bonnie speaks French and Polish and with her husband Brian, she has raised three children, Alex, Jonathan and Natasha, right here in Mississauga.
Mayor Linda Jeffrey
Mayor Linda Jeffrey was appointed to serve as a Regional Council representative on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on December 11, 2014.
Mayor Jeffrey has an established track record in public service both at the municipal and provincial levels. During her 20-year tenure in the political field, she served as a Brampton City Councillor for four consecutive terms from 1991- 2003.
Subsequently, she was elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms representing the people of Brampton Centre and Brampton-Springdale.
Her Ministerial appointments from 2010 to 2014 honed her leadership skills and experience across important sectors of the economy. She served as Minister of Natural Resources (2010-2011); Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Seniors (2011-2013); and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Chair of Cabinet (2013-2014).
A resident of Brampton since 1983, Mayor Jeffrey is strongly rooted in Brampton and is passionate about the city’s development. She is a mother of three sons, all born at Peel Memorial Hospital.
She became the Mayor of Brampton on December 1, 2014.
Ms. Norma Nicholson was appointed to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board by the Regional Council of Peel on February 12, 2015. She is the citizen representative for the Region of Peel.
A published author, speaker, educator and youth expert, Ms. Nicholson is a Registered Nurse, with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Toronto, and an MA in Adult Education from Central Michigan University, USA.
Ms. Nicholson recently authored and published 'Young Lives on the Line: You Can Make a Difference' by drawing upon her own experiences growing up as an at-risk child who was homeless as an infant and a youth. Ms. Nicholson enhanced her expertise through her management of health care for children and youth in the largest secure youth custody facility in Ontario, Canada, and from being a passionate volunteer in her community.
Ms. Nicholson currently facilitates community outreach programs such as workshops for children and families, seminars in local churches and lunch-and-learn sessions for employees in a variety of work environments. She has received many prestigious awards and recognitions from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and from nursing colleagues across the province. In addition, she is a five-time nominee for the Toronto Star's 'Nightingale' award.
Ms. Nicholson has served as President of the Alzheimer Society of Peel, President of the Registered Nurses Association of Peel and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. She currently teaches part-time at Sheridan College in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community studies and volunteers in the Family Literacy Program provided by the Human Services Division, Region of Peel.
When asked to sum up her life purpose, Ms. Nicholson says: 'It is to use her God-given gifts to impact the lives of at-risk children and youth to unlock their potential.' She views her appointment to the Board as another opportunity to achieve that goal while serving the entire Peel community.