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King mayor, chartered accountant join York Region's police services board
July 28

Toronto chartered accountant Steve Z. Ranot and King Mayor Steve Pellegrini are the newest members of the York Regional Police services board.

Ranot, a chartered accountant, chartered business valuator and designated specialist in investigation and forensic accounting at Marmer Penner Inc, has testified in court as an expert witness in the past, according to a news release.

He is one of three positions on the board appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and he will serve a three-year term.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Ranot to our police services board. We look forward to his contributions to ensuring good governance, safe communities and quality policing services in York Region,” said board chair and Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua.

There are seven civilian members on the board, with Ranot being one of two recent additions.

Mayor Pellegrini is one of three members appointed to the board by York regional council and his term will last into 2022.

“We welcome Mayor Pellegrini to the police services board and know his knowledge and experience will be a tremendous addition, bringing vision and insight with him,” said board vice-chair and York Region CEO and Chair Wayne Emmerson.

Pellegrini has been the mayor of King since 2010 and is currently serving in his third term.

“It is my honour to be a member of the police services board,” Pellegrini said. “I truly believe York Regional Police is one of the finest organizations, and as a resident, we are thankful for their service. I look forward to contributing and working with all board members to making the service even better.”

The board is responsible for overseeing the York Regional Police and directing the chief of police through policy.

The other members of the board are Jennifer Fang (provincial appointee), Norma McCullough (regional appointee), and Walter Perchal (provincial appointee).