RON Chatha was re-elected as Chair of the Peel Police Services Board at its January board meeting for the 2023 calendar year. At the same meeting, Sumeeta Kohli was elected Vice-Chair. Both the Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by their colleagues at the first Board meeting each year.
As a long-time Peel resident and dedicated community leader, Chatha has made a significant impact in the region through his various roles and volunteer work. Appointed to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board in 2019, he is currently serving his second three-year term having spent two years as Chair of the Board.
As Chair, Chatha was instrumental in signing the ground-breaking MOU with the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the champion for the upcoming Auto Theft and Carjacking Summit, being hosted in Peel on March 10.
In addition to his career as the founder and owner of a real estate brokerage in Peel Region, Chatha has a passion for community service and has held various positions on community-related boards, including the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation and Brampton’s School Traffic Safety Council. He is currently the Chair for the Committee of Adjustment and Minor Variance for the City of Brampton.
Chatha said: “It is my privilege to continue to serve as Chair of the Peel Police Services Board. I am honoured that my Board colleagues chose once again to place their trust in me and for allowing me the opportunity to serve in this important role.
“As a Board we have tackled some very important issues in our community in 2022, like auto thefts and carjackings and bail reform, and I look forward to working with Chief Duraiappah and Peel Regional Police on focusing on community safety and well being.”
Kohli has over 20+ years’ experience in marketing, innovation and technology, community service and governance. A long-time community leader, she is also an entrepreneur and small business owner. She is also the founder of a marketing and events management services company “Glocal Marketing.” In addition to her role on the Police Services Board, she works hard to help give back to the larger community. She hopes through her work in the community to make an impact on diversity and inclusion.
Kohli, who also serves as Chair of the Board’s Governance and Human Rights Committee, said: “It is my pleasure to serve as a member of the Police Services Board. The opportunity to serve as Vice-Chair is a role that I will take very seriously and hope to contribute to community safety and well-being in Peel.”