The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board (PSB) has announced the appointment of Shawn Poland to the board effective May 26.
In accordance with section 27 of the Police Services Act, Poland has been appointed as a member of the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board for a three-year period by Order in Council.
After what the press release called a “thorough selection process” by the ministry of the Solicitor General, Poland was selected to fill one of the provincial seats previously held by Lise Poratto-Mason and Richard Bois, whose terms expired earlier this year. Krista Fortier of Fortier Law Firm was selected to fill the first of those seats earlier this year in May.
Poland is currently vice-president, external partnerships and strategic enrolment at Cambrian College where he oversees recruitment, marketing, communications, career services, alumni, development, and government relations activities. He also recently served as the college’s interim president following the departure of president, Bill Best.
Along with his new position on the PSB, he is a current board member of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) and has served on the Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team. He is a past member of the Laurentian University board of governors, and past chair of the Laurentian University Alumni Association, among others.
“I feel incredibly privileged to take on this position with the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board. I am eager to step into this dynamic governance role in our community and help continue the important work of the Board and Service in Sudbury,” said Poland.
Both Sizer and Pedersen acknowledge and thank Poratto-Mason and Bois for their expert advice, dedication, and for embodying the board and service’s values of respect, inclusivity, courage, and honesty during their terms with the board.
The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board has five members: two provincial appointees, two city council appointees, and one citizen member as appointed by council. Municipal appointees serve four-year terms in line with the term of city council.
Provincial appointees are chosen for three-year terms by the ministry of the Solicitor General. Along with Poland and Sizer, the board’s current members are Mayor Paul Lefebvre, Gerry Lougheed, Jr., and Krista Fortier.
For more information, visit the board’s website, found here.