Brampton Councillor Rowena Santos Appointed to Key Leadership Roles Highlighting Resident Priorities

Brampton Wards 1 & 5 Councillor Rowena Santos was recently appointed to represent residents at the city, regional, and national levels in the following roles:

  • Regional Councillor: Region of Peel for the 2022 to 2026 Term of Office
  • Chair: Community Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Brampton Committee of Council
  • Chair: Legislative Services, Brampton Committee of Council
  • Vice Chair: Economic Development, Brampton Committee of Council
  • Vice Chair: Brampton CAO Performance Review Committee
  • Member: Brampton Governance and Council Operations Committee
  • Director: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board, representing over 2,000 municipalities across the country
  • Vice Chair: Anti-Racism and Equity Committee, FCM

These appointments recognize the leadership that Councillor Santos has provided on important priorities for residents and the need to build momentum to ensure significant progress can be made in the next four years. 

Councillor Santos canvassed the entirety of Wards 1 & 5 and spoke directly with thousands of residents at their front doors during the recent municipal election and is committed to addressing their common concerns, including council unity, community safety and crime prevention, the enforcement of property standards, housing affordability, and secondary units.

Quotes:

“I am honoured to be appointed as a Regional Councillor for a second term and look forward to advocating for Brampton residents at the Region of Peel Council. As Chair of Community Services, I will continue to improve the experience for residents in our parks and recreation facilities and address community safety and well being concerns including fire prevention. As the new Chair of Legislative Services, the enforcement of property standards will also be a priority. We achieved much to improve quality of life for residents over the last term and will continue this momentum over the next four years to move Brampton forward.”

– Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5, City of Brampton

“I am so happy that residents overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Patrick Brown and that, as a new council, we unanimously appointed Wards 9 & 10 City Councillor Harkirat Singh as our Deputy Mayor. I also welcome our newly elected Councillors, who share a fresh and collaborative approach. Residents deserve a united council that can debate the issues vigorously and make informed decisions without the need for toxic smears and attacks as we have seen in the past.”
– Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5, City of Brampton

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Councillor Santos represents constituents in Brampton’s Wards 1 & 5 where she resides with her son. She is a proud Bramptonian passionate about changing the culture of politics and building a more prosperous, livable and sustainable future. In 2018, she became the first Filipino elected to Council in Peel Region and is currently serving her second term of office as one of only two women elected on City Council. She holds an HBBA degree from the Schulich School of Business, and a Masters in Sustainable Development and Environmental Planning from the London School of Economics, UK.

MEDIA CONTACT: rowena.santos@brampton.ca

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