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Police Services Board - Henry D'Angela Back on Police Services Board

Posted on Monday April 08, 2019
Ken Gansel, Chair of the Niagara Police Services Board, welcomed Henry D'Angela of the City of Thorold back to the Police Services Board following his official swearing-in as a member of the Board.
Mr. D'Angela, who served on the Board from December 2010 to December 2014 as a Regional Councillor representative and held the Board Chair position for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, was re-appointed by Niagara Regional Council to the Board effective March 28, 2019 for the remaining term of this Council.  Mr. D'Angela fills the position previously held by former Board Member Terry Bonham, who served for over 4 years.
Board Chair Ken Gansel welcomed Mr. D'Angela's appointment and said, "I look forward to working again with Mr. D'Angela.  His previous experience will continue to serve this Board well as we move forward as a team to address the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  I would also like to extend sincere thanks to Mr. Bonham for his dedicated time and energy over the past four years."
Mr. D'Angela stated "I am very honoured to be re-appointed to the Board.  Policing is a key public service, and I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to add my efforts to that of my colleagues on the Board, and by doing so, to serve the members of the Niagara Regional Police Service and the community-at-large." 
Mr. DAngela has been elected to different positions that first started when he was elected Commissioner for the Thorold Hydro Electric Commission in 1997. He was elected to Thorold Council in 2000 and in 2006 was elected Mayor for the City of Thorold which included serving on Niagara Regional Council. Following his term as Mayor, Mr. D'Angela served two terms as Thorolds elected Regional Councillor beginning in 2010.  During his capacity as Mayor and Regional Councillor, Mr. D'Angela had been appointed to the Niagara Regional Housing Board since 2006 and was elected Chair in January 2017. He has held many positions during his three terms on Regional Council such as Chair of the Niagara Police Services Board, Chair of the Regions Audit Committee, Chair of Regions Investment Committee, Co-Chair of the Regions Corporate Services Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Regions Budget Committee. In addition, he served as a member of the Niagara Regional Housing Alternative Service Delivery Committee and member of the Public Health and Social Services Committee.
Renowned for his tireless and generous community involvement, Mr. D'Angela continues to volunteer for various community groups. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Welland Canal Foundation and has been appointed by the City of Thorold to the Committee of Adjustments and Thorold Municipal Non-Profit Housing Board.  Mr. D'Angela is a past Board Chair for the Niagara Sports Commission and was a member of the successful 2021 Canada Summer Games Bid Committee. He has coached many minor league hockey and baseball teams.  He currently coaches a high school baseball team and is the convener/organizer of the Hendersons High School Baseball Tournament.
Mr. D'Angela holds a degree with a major in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and has operated an accounting firm for over 25 years specializing in corporate and personal tax planning. He is a lifelong resident of Thorold and is married to his wife Rina and they have two children, Julie and Kyle.
The Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board is the civilian body governing the Niagara Regional Police Service and is comprised of seven members.  By statute, three are members of the Regional Council of Niagara, three are citizens of Niagara appointed by the provincial government, and one member is a citizen appointment made by the Regional Council of Niagara.  It is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services for 12 municipalities, totaling some 450,000 residents and an estimated 15,000,000 visitors annually.

Submitted By: Deb Reid
Approved By: Deb Reid