Clark Somerville - Biography
Economic Growth, Rural Issues, Sustainability, Gardening, Cooking, Walking and Canoeing
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 was elected third vice-president in 2013. He has served on a number of FCM committees and was the vice-chair of the Rural Forum as well as the Social Economic Development Committees.
- Acton Sports Action Park (ASAP) Committee for Three Musketears Skate Park (Co-Chair)
- Community Affairs Committee (Chair)
- Corporate Affairs Committee (Chair)
- Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee (Member)
- Halton Community Housing Corporation (Vice President)
- Halton’s Health and Social Services Committee (Chair)
- Halton Regional Police Services Board (Member)
- Site Alteration Committee (Chair)
Through his work with community groups such as Poverty Free Halton, Clark has advocated for accessible and affordable housing. He has supported transit passes for low income earners and worked to ensure that all official plans include inclusive neighbourhoods and affordable housing options.
Clark received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on FCM and for his efforts against the “Buy American” provisions passed by the U.S. Congress.