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David Barrow

Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Dave Barrow was born and raised in Richmond Hill. He attended McConaghy Public School, Richmond Hill High School and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute prior to entering the family insurance business. Dave has been involved in his community for over 30 years and been recognized by both the Town and the Chamber of Commerce for his many contributions. He has served on dozens of committees at the Town and Regional levels.

Dave first entered public life in 1978 when elected Richmond Hill Ward Councillor. He served in that capacity until 1985. He was elected Regional and Local Councillor in 1997, re-elected to that position in 2000 and again in 2003 when he earned the designation of Deputy Mayor.

Dave Barrow is Chairman of the York Regional Police Services Board. He was elected to this position in 2002 after serving as Vice Chair from 1999 to 2001 and being initially appointed to the Board in 1997. Dave oversaw the greatest hiring process in the history of the Police Service during his tenure. York Region presently holds the distinction of being one of the safest regions of its size in Canada.

Mr. Barrow recently spearheaded the formation of the Canadian Federation of Intercultural Friendship Committee, a group that fosters understanding between the various cultures comprising Richmond Hill’s rich multicultural population.

Current Positions:

• Chair, York Regional Police Services Board
• Executive Committee Member, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
• Member, Waste Management Committee, Region of York
• Member, Transit Committee, Region of York Region
• Member, Richmond Hill Downtown Task Force
• Council Representative, York Central Hospital Board
• Council Representative, Canadian Federation of Intercultural Friendship Committee
• Council Representative, Richmond Hill Community Sport Council
• Council Representative, Richmond Hill Arena Board
• Council Representative, Road Watch Committee

Previous Positions:

• Chair, 125th Town of Richmond Hill Anniversary Committee
• Chair, 75th Anniversary for the Cenotaph Dedication
• Chair, Richmond Hill Mobility/Accessibility Charitable Foundation
• Chair, Mayor’s Gala Figure Skating Show
• Chair, Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
• Chair, Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Task Force
• Chair, Richmond Hill Library Board Building Committee
• Founding Member, Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade
• Founding Member, Richmond Hill Terry Fox Run
• Founding Member, Village of the Hill B.I.A.
• Council Representative, Richmond Hill Library Board
• Council Representative, Rouge Park Alliance
• Council Representative, Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Planning Committee, Region of York
• Member, Fire Services Committee, Region of York