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David Pickles
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BOH Representative, Central East

David Pickles is the Regional Councillor for Ward 3 in the City of Pickering. He was first elected as City Councillor in 1997 and re-elected in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010, and in 2014 as Regional Councillor. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee for community service in 2013.

David and his wife Brenda have been married 27 years, have two wonderful daughters, and are local small business owners.

David holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies - Honours Geography Degree from the University of Waterloo and recently retired after 32 years of service in a senior level position with the Ontario provincial government.

Councillor Pickles currently represents the residents of Pickering and the Region of Durham on several committees including Chair of the Durham Region Health & Social Services Committee.

He joined the alPHa Board of Directors in June 2016 as the Central East Region Board of Health representative.



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