The Municipal Act defines the responsibilities of the Regional Chair who holds dual roles as the Head of Council and the Chief Executive Officer of the Region.
As the Head of Council, the Regional Chair acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Region and provides leadership to Regional Council. Regional Chair also serves as chair of the Board of Health.
Specifically, the Regional Chair presides over Council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively; provides information and recommendations to Regional Council with respect to the role of Regional Council; and represents the Region at official functions.
As the Chief Executive Officer, the Regional Chair upholds and promotes the purposes of the Region and fosters public interest and involvement in the Region and its activities.
The Regional Chair acts as the Region’s representative within and outside the municipality to other Regional Chairs, municipalities, and Provincial and Federal governments.
The Regional Chair promotes the Region at local, national and international levels and participates in activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Niagara Region and its residents.
The office of the Regional Chair is located at Niagara Region Headquarters, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, Ontario, Canada.