Clark Somerville was appointed by Halton Regional Council to the Halton Police Board on December 19, 2019. Councillor Somerville was first elected to Council in 1996, representing Ward 1 in Acton. After two terms as a local councillor, he was elected to Regional Council in 2003, where he continues to represent Acton as well as the Halton Hills rural community as the Regional Councillor for Wards 1 & 2. This is Councillor Somerville’s second appointment to the Halton Regional Police Services Board where he previously served from 2003 – 2006.
Clark was also elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in 2008 and continues to serve the board. He was elected as the 81st President of FCM in 2016. He has served on several FCM committees and is active on the Rural Forum, increasing women’s participation in municipal government, Executive, and a variety of other committees.
Through his work with community groups such as Poverty Free Halton, Clark has advocated for accessible and affordable housing, transit passes for low-income earners, and inclusive neighbourhoods. He has actively promoted engagement for youth, new Canadians and women in municipal government. Clark received the Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, for his work on FCM and his national advocacy on free and fair trade.