Mississauga resident Ahmad Attia has been elected as the new chair of the Peel Police Services Board; the organization announced at its monthly board meeting last week. Attia, a respected community advocate and human rights activist both nation- ally and abroad, was elected by his colleagues to the position at the January board meeting, while Ron Chatha, who served as chair of the board in 2020, was elected as vice-chair.

Attia was appointed to the Police Services Board on May 23, 2019 as the citizen appointee for the Region of Peel. Born and raised in Mississauga, where he and his wife continue to live and raise their three children, Attia currently serves as CEO of Incisive Strategy, which oversees crisis management, public affairs and risk management.

“I am humbled and honoured to be elected Chair of the Peel Police Services Board,” Attia said Friday. “The board will continue to focus on community safety and wellbeing and keeping our communities safe through this pandemic.” Chatha, who served as Chair of the Board in 2020, was ap- pointed to serve as a provincial representative on the Board in January 2019 for a period of three years.

He currently serves as a board member for the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation and has also served on Brampton’s School Traffic Safety Council. Chatha is also currently the Chair for the Committee of Adjustment and Minor Variance for the City of Brampton. The Peel Police Services Board is the governing body for the Peel Regional Police which provides police services to the cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and under contract, to Pearson International Airport.

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