"I care and have worked hard for residents and the community in my 5 terms - 15 years - representing you on Council. I have been open and accessible. If you have contacted me - and many have - you have likely received a quick response. I have been reliable missing only one of the hundreds of council meetings during my time as your representative."
"I am working hard and getting results while representing the residents of Ward 3 and Pickering! Working with residents and City staff to ensure that our City facilities and operations continue to deliver excellent service to residents, from youth to seniors, balanced with reasonable property taxes, takes a great deal of time and dedication.
As the City's former Chair of the Pickering Advisory Committee on Race Relations and Equity, I work with committee appointees and the cultural organizations to celebrate our rich diversity and enhance community relations.
I continue to: oppose an airport in north Pickering, work to attract business and jobs, protect environmentally sensitive areas, and ensure sustainable growth that enhances an already great City. I spend a great deal of attention on the small but important safety and neighbourhood issues such as traffic concerns, better lighting and new sidewalks near schools and parks where our children walk and play.
I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead."
Councillor David Pickles and wife, Brenda (small local retail business owners and employers) and their two daughters have been residents in the Brock Ridge neighbourhood of Ward 3 in Pickering for 25 years. Councillor David Pickles was first elected to Council in 1997 and re-elected by Ward 3 residents in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010. David holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies - Honours Geography Degree from the University of Waterloo and has had a 26 year career in senior positions with several government ministries, including experience in budgeting, planning and environmental protection.
In April of 2013, Councillor Pickles was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his past work in the community. MP Corneliu Chisu nominated David Pickles for the Medal on recommendation on his initial nominator, Keith Falconer and the Prime Minister's Office agreed on behalf of the Prime Minister.
“I was humbled and honoured to be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on April 26, 2013 for service in the community, both while serving on City of Pickering Council and for my past work in the community.” - Councillor Pickles.
|Councillor Pickles has had perfect attendance the last two terms and missed only one (due to illness) of the hundreds of regular Council meetings since being elected in
1997 and serve on a number of committees and boards, including, but not limited to, the following:
Prior to sitting on Council, David served the Pickering community: on the City of Pickering Official Plan Community Working Group, advising on a new Official Plan; on Heritage Pickering the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC), advising on the protection of our historic and unique buildings; and as a member, 1995-97, of Pickering Ajax Citizens Together (PACT) which has been active in environmental and health issues, particularly related to landfills.
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