Councillor Clark Somerville
Clark was first elected to Council in 1996, representing Acton (Ward 1). 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 (Wards 1 & 2).
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 88th President of FCM in 2016 and worked closely with the Federal Government to advance our common municipal concerns. He has served on a number of FCM committees and is active on the Rural Forum, increasing women’s participation in municipal government, Executive and a variety of other committees.
Past and Current Committee Work
- Site Alteration Committee (Past Chair)*
- Corporate and Community Affairs (Vice Chair)*
- Halton Administration and Finance (Past Vice Chair)*
- Public Works and Transportation Committee*
- Rural Land Use Policy Committee*
- Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee (Member)*
- Mayors Task Force on public engagement *
- Acton Sports Action Park (ASAP) (Past Co Chair fundraising)
- Community Affairs Committee (Chair)
- Corporate Affairs Committee (Chair)
- Halton Community Housing Corporation (Vice President)
- Halton’s Health and Social Services Committee (Chair)
- Halton Regional Police Services Board (Member)
- Corporate Affairs (Chair)
- Acton BIA
- Mayors Green Plan
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 for his national advocacy on free and fair trade.