Police Board

Rob Burton - Chairman

Rob Burton - Chair

Mayor Rob Burton was acclaimed by Halton Regional Council to the Halton Police Board every year since 2011 when Halton Council Chair Gary Carr asked Mayor Burton to serve in his place. Since 2014, Mayor Burton has been acclaimed each year by the members of the Halton Police Board as their chair.

Mayor Burton won re-election to a fourth term as Oakville’s mayor in 2018. His mandate is to control growth, debt, and taxes, protect green space and the environment, keep community facilities in line with the needs of the community, and make Halton Canada’s most sustainable region.

Prior to running for public office, Mayor Burton was best known for starting YTV and had a successful career as a journalist, director, producer, and businessman in film, television, and journalism.

Mayor Burton has introduced groundbreaking initiatives that protect Halton's and Oakville's ability to control the built and natural environment and the health, safety, and finances of the community. These include the Oakville and Halton Natural Heritage Systems, the Oakville Energy Management Plan, the Oakville Health Protection Air Quality By-law, the new official plans Livable Oakville and Sustainable Halton, the Emerald Ash Borer Management Program, as well as the Oakville Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan to take Oakville's urban forest canopy coverage from 27% to 40% by the 200th anniversary of the town in 2057.

Mayor Burton chairs the Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt. Environmental Defence Canada calls him the greenest mayor in Canada.

Mayor Burton chaired for many years the Halton Council's former standing committee on Health and Social Services, as well as the Ontario Auto Mayors Caucus and Canadian Nuclear Technology Mayors Association. He also serves on the boards of Halton Healthcare, Oakville Enterprises Corporation, and the Oakville Downtown BIA. Mayor Burton and his wife, a professor at Ryerson University, raised three children in Oakville and avidly support Oakville’s sports, arts, culture, and charitable groups.

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