Halton Council appointed Lisa Kearns as Council representative to the Halton Police Board

By Staff

January 10th, 2023



Halton Regional Council appointed Ms. Lisa Kearns as Regional Council representative to the Halton Police Board for the 2022-2026 term. The Halton Police Board was pleased to welcome Lisa Kearns as our newest Regional Council Board member at the December 22, 2022, meeting.

Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns with Halton Regional Police Chief Stephen Tanner

Ms. Kearns is an elected Halton Region and City of Burlington Councillor (Ward 2), and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement and Partnerships in her second term. She brings a wealth of experience from various national management positions in healthcare, manufacturing, and advertising, delivering powerful results throughout her career. Ms. Kearns holds an Honours BA in Political Science, enhanced by a business-stream curriculum from the University of Western Ontario, and has obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors designation.

At Burlington City Hall, Ms. Kearns serves as the Budget Chair and is the Council liaison to many advisory committees. She also serves on the Board of Directors for several local organizations, including Burlington Food Bank, Burlington Downtown Business Association, Burlington Public Library, Art Gallery Burlington, and Burlington Sound of Music.

About the Halton Police Board
The Halton Police Board is a seven-member board that provides strategic governance to the Halton Regional Police Service. It is a provincially mandated legal entity that operates independently from the Regional or Municipal Council. As such, it is the Board’s responsibility to ensure the residents of Halton Region receive adequate and effective police services following policing standards issued by the Province. In essence, the Board is the trustee of public interest regarding the provision of all police services in the community.

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1 comment to Halton Council appointed Lisa Kearns as Council representative to the Halton Police Board

  • Keith Demoe

    Wonder where Kearns is going to find all the time to be part of all these boards. When comes to policing board, would be nice to have board members that just don’t say how great a job the police are doing, but present more factual data. Meaning, are they recruiting a cross section of community…gender, race, age…also internal investigations…what is open, what is closed and data showing resolutions or mediations. Not getting too granular with specific cases, but presenting it as an overview. Police service takes a big piece of the tax revenues, but are the right questions being asked?? And councilors should not be doing photo ops with police chiefs, they need to keep a distance especially if you are on the board when it comes to new budget discussions.