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Halton Regional Council


Halton Regional Council is the legislated governing body for Halton Region. Learn about Halton Regional Council’s structure, role, decision-making process and contact information.

Halton Regional Council

The Regional Municipality of Halton is made up of The City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Milton and Town of Oakville. Eligible voters in these communities elect individuals to sit on their local councils, and some of these local councillors also sit on Halton Regional Council. The Regional Chair is the only member of Regional Council who does not also sit on a local council. Regional Council has the following members:

The 24 members of Regional Council include the Mayors of the four Local Municipalities.

Halton Regional Chair

Gary Carr

Photo of Gary Carr, Regional Chair

Halton Mayors

City of Burlington

Photo of Marianne Meed Ward, Burlington Mayor

Marianne Meed Ward


Town of Halton Hills

Photo of Ann Lawlor, Halton Hills Mayor

Ann Lawlor


Town of Milton

Photo of Gordon Krantz, Milton Mayor

Gordon Krantz


Town of Oakville

Photo of Rob Burton, Oakville Mayor

Rob Burton

Burlington Councillors

Burlington Ward 1: Kelvin Galbraith

Photo of Kevin Galbraith, Burlington Ward 1 Councillor

Burlington Ward 2: Lisa Kearns

Photo of Lisa Kearns, Burlington Ward 2 Councillor

Burlington Ward 3: Rory Nisan

Photo of Rory Nisan, Burlington Ward 3 Councillor

Burlington Ward 4: Shawna Stolte

Photo of Shawna Stolte, Burlington Ward 4 Councillor

Burlington Ward 5: Paul Sharman

Photo of Paul Sharman, Burlington Ward 5 Councillor

Burlington Ward 6: Angelo Bentivegna

Photo of Angelo Bentivegna, Burlington Ward 6 Councillor

Halton Hills Councillors

Halton Hills Wards 1 & 2: Clark Somerville

Photo of Clark Somerville, Halton Hills Wards 1&2 Councillor

Halton Hills Wards 3 & 4: Jane Fogal

Milton Councillors

Milton Ward 1: Colin Best

Photo of Colin Best, Milton Ward 1 Councillor

Milton Ward 2: Rick Malboeuf


Milton Ward 3: Sammy Ijaz


Milton Ward 4: Sameera Ali

Oakville Councillors

Oakville Ward 1: Sean O'Meara


Oakville Ward 2: Cathy Duddeck


Oakville Ward 3: Janet Haslett-Theall


Oakville Ward 4: Allan Elgar


Oakville Ward 5: Jeff Knoll

Photo of Jeff Knoll, Oakville Ward 5 Councillor

Oakville Ward 6: Tom Adams

Photo of Tom Adams, Oakville Ward 6 Councillor

Oakville Ward 7: Nav Nanda

Ward Boundary Map for Regional Councillors

Above is a list of all Regional Councillors. To find your Regional Councillor, check out this map of Ward Boundaries.

Roles of Regional Council and the Regional Chair

Halton Regional Council is the elected decision-making body for the over 600,000 residents of Halton region and the legislative body of the Regional Corporation. Council makes decisions on the programs and services that are within the jurisdiction of Regional governance as determined by the Provincial Government.

All Regional Councillors are elected for a 4-year term. The current Council, elected in October 2022, will hold office from November 15, 2022 until November 14, 2026.

The Municipal Act, 2001 (external link), defines the following responsibilities for Regional Council:

  1. Represent the public and consider the well-being and interests of the Region;
  2. Develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the Region;
  3. Determine which services the Region provides;
  4. Ensure that administrative and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council;
  5. Ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the Region, including the activities of the senior management of the Region;
  6. Maintain the financial integrity of the Region; and
  7. Carry out the duties of Council under the Municipal Act or any other Act.

The Municipal Act, 2001 (external link), defines responsibilities for the Regional Chair in two roles – the Head of Council and the Chief Executive Officer.

As the Head of Council, the Regional Chair is expected to:

  1. Act as the Chief Executive Officer of the Region;
  2. Preside over Regional Council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
  3. Provide leadership to Regional Council;
  4. Provide information and recommendations to Regional Council with respect to the role of Regional Council;
  5. Represent the Region at official functions; and
  6. Carry out the duties of the Head of Regional Council under the Municipal Act or any other Act.

As the Chief Executive Officer, the Regional Chair is expected to:

  1. Uphold and promote the purposes of the Region;
  2. Promote public involvement in the Region’s activities;
  3. Act as the Region’s representative within and outside the municipality, and promote the Region locally, nationally and internationally; and
  4. Participate in and foster activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Region and its residents.

Regional Council Decision-Making Process

Regional Council makes decisions and conducts its business at meetings held monthly. In these meetings, decisions are determined through the consideration of motions, which typically arise out of Council’s consideration of reports prepared by Regional staff or presented directly by members of Council. A decision of Council comes into effect if a motion is adopted. The confirming by-law, presented at the end of each meeting of Regional Council, ratifies and confirms all of the decisions made at that meeting. Staff is responsible for implementing the decisions of Regional Council.

Regional Council Meetings

Regional Council conducts its business at meetings held on a monthly schedule. In-person meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Google Maps link). Electronic / hybrid meetings are held via Zoom with some attendees in-person and others online. Council proceedings are governed by Procedural By-law 90-19, as amended (external link).

Members of the public may make presentations to Council on their own behalf or on behalf of companies/organizations. Please review our Guide for Delegates to find out how.

Halton Regional Council meetings are livestreamed and can be viewed here.

Access to Council

If you require any accommodations to attend or participate in Council-related meetings or events, please contact the Regional Clerk at or 905-825-6000, ext. 7405.