Bobbie Drew, now in her third term on Regional Council, two as Regional Councillor for the Township of Scugog and the third as Mayor for the Township of Scugog, has been in the political arena since 1988. Serving as the Scugog Trustee on the Durham District School Board for 12 years, this mother of three and grandmother of seven has lived most of her life in Scugog Township. She retired from the School Board as Vice-Chair and launched her municipal political career in 2003 as a Ward Councillor.
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Having worked in municipal government throughout his career, Dr. Garry Cubitt retired as Chief Administrative Officer for the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Fall of 2018. He has extensive experience in organizational development, issues management, budget development, and finance and investment for complex public sector organizations. Dr. Cubitt has also previously held instructor positions at the University of Toronto, York University and Durham College.
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Kevin Ashe has been a resident of Pickering for over 48 years. Kevin's family has been involved in politics in Pickering for almost 50 years, with his late father, George, serving as the first Mayor of the then Town of Pickering, in 1973.
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Elected as Durham's Regional Chair and CEO in 2018, John Henry served as the Mayor of Oshawa from 2010-2018, and Regional Councillor for Oshawa's Ward 5 from 2006-2010. He has previously served as a member of the Regional Planning & Economic Development Committee, as Chair of the Durham Region Local Housing Corporation, member of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee and the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee.
Read More... BOARD MEMBER John Henry Karen Fisher has over 30 years of financial services and investment industry experience with a broad background in investment management leadership roles. She ended her full-time career schedule as President and CEO of Scotia Securities (Manager and Dealer). Ms. Fisher has acted as Chair or member of eight mutual fund Independent Review Committees since 2007. She also sits on the Board of a public utility and is a member of their Audit and Risk Committee.
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Shashi Bhatia, from Pickering, is a leader and a community builder, who is committed to promoting tolerance, understanding, and inclusiveness for all. A founding Chair of the Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham (ICCAD), she is a driving force behind the highly successful “Roots and drum” concerts in support of the Durham West Arts Centre. She is also a member of a Durham multi-faith World Religion Day Committee.
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