Mayor Drew Dilkens was appointed to the Windsor Police Services Board on December 1st, 2014 and elected to the position of Chair on January 22, 2015. Drew Dilkens was elected Mayor of the City of Windsor on October 27, 2014 and ran on a platform of continued fiscal discipline and pushed for a more regional approach to government in Windsor and Essex County.
Prior to being elected Mayor, and during his eight years as a member of Windsor City Council, he chaired the International Relations Committee, the Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority, and spearheaded the creation and implementation of the new Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Windsor International Airport Board of Directors, the Planning and Economic Development Committee and EnWin Energy. Mayor Dilkens led the Steering Committee overseeing the construction of Windsor’s $78 million state-of-the-art aquatics facility – the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre and premier family attraction – Adventure Bay.
Mayor Dilkens has an extensive history of community involvement in Windsor. He spent 15 years with the Windsor Police Auxiliary where he was a Staff Sergeant. He was a founding Board Member for the Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. He is also an annual Area Captain in the Windsor Goodfellows Paper Drive. He has served as President to both the Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers and Windsor Road Watch programs. Mayor Dilkens is also a past Executive Board Member of Windsor Regional Hospital, a Past Vice-President of the Windsor Jaycees and former Chair of the Windsor Red Cross Emergency Services Unit. He sat on the provincial board of the Human Resource Professional Association (HRPA) - the Ontario regulating body for the HR professionals serving 18,000 members. He currently serves as a member of the Appeals Panel and Government Relations Committee for HRPA.
The Mayor brings a wealth of economic development, international trade, human resource and labour relations experience to the office. He served as an International Trade Officer at the Canadian Consulate in Detroit, a labour relations consultant at a large consulting firm in Detroit, and most recently practised in the areas of labour and employment law at McTague Law Firm in Windsor.
Mayor Drew Dilkens is a lifelong resident of the City of Windsor. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a law degree from the University of Windsor, called to the bar in 2012. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University and received his Doctorate of Business Administration from the International School of Management in Paris, France with a focus on municipal amalgamation in Ontario. He also holds the professional designation of a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), along with training certificates from the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Canadian Securities Institute and Federal Bureau of Investigations in the United States.
Mayor Drew Dilkens is married to Jane Deneau and has two young children.
Mr. Aldo DiCarlo was appointed to the Windsor Police Services Board on January 21, 2019. The appointment became effective on January 23, 2019. Mr. DiCarlo has been a lifelong resident of the Town of Amherstburg. He is the second child of Italian immigrants Giovanni and Lucia DiCarlo and he has a brother, Gino, and two sisters, Giuseppina and Marisa. Mr. DiCarlo attended General Amherst High School and graduated from St. Clair College in the Electrical/ Electronics Engineering Technology Program.
Mr. DiCarlo has been married to Laura for 25 years. Together they have three wonderful children; daughter Emily Kathryn (who also happens to be the Amherstburg Bicentennial Baby) and twin sons Michael Louis and Vincent John.
In 1996, Mr. DiCarlo began DiCarlo Technologies, a local business in the automotive electronics service industry, which he maintained until becoming mayor. In 1997, Mr. DiCarlo began his employment with the University of Windsor and is presently a Physics Laboratory Coordinator in the Faculty of Science. While at the University, he was elected by his peers to represent them as President of CUPE Local 1393, a position he held from 2000 to 2011. He has also sat for 2 terms on the University Of Windsor Board Of Governors, which is responsible for the oversight of all operational aspects of the University. In 2012, he became a National Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees as an Educator and Facilitator.
Mr. DiCarlo has been a member of numerous community organizations over the years, including the Verdi Club, the Libro Amherstburg Branch Council, the Gibson Gallery, the Legion, and others.
In his role as Mayor of the Town of Amherstburg, Mr. DiCarlo was also a member of the Amherstburg Police Services Board, Essex County Council, the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority, the Windsor-Essex County Environment Committee and the boards of Essex Power Lines and Essex Power Corporation.
Some notable accomplishments during his first term as mayor were: negotiating a town-wide fibre internet communication network with Bell, Canada, as well as working with developers to bring 2 new hotels and 2 new condominium projects for the new council to complete.
Outside of Work and Politics his interests and hobbies lies with automobiles and motorcycles. He also enjoys attending and participating in all of the events in town with his family.
Tom Clark, CPA, CA was appointed to the Windsor Police Service Board on November 28, 2013. He is a retired Chartered Accountan
Councillor Rino Bortolin was appointed to the Windsor Police Services Board on March 4, 2019. The appointment became effective on March 7, 2019. Born in Windsor, Mr. Rino Bortolin began his education at St. Angela Catholic Elementary School. A graduate of Catholic Central High School, he studied Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Previous to joining City Council, he was co-owner/operator of Rino's Kitchen & Ale House which success has been built upon Bortolin's passion for Windsor/Essex and his belief in supporting local businesses. His business has supported and featured local farmers and producers even authoring a cookbook "Rino's Kithcen: Cooking Local in Windsor and Essex County" based on all local ingridients. As previous head of the culinary tourism steering committee for Tourism WIndsor-Essex Pelee Island he showcased the area as one of the best and brightest of culinary destinations. He has been part of hospitality industry for 22 years.
In his community work, Mr. Rino Bortolin has served as Treasurer of Queen Victoria Public School Parent Council for the last 12 years. He has coached for Windsor Soccer Club and has taken part in both the Downtown Business and the Erie Street Business Improvement Areas. Mr. Rino Bortolin was also a panelist and co-host of CJAM FM's Rose City Politics (99.1) where he has advocated for a Ward by-election and hosted the Ward 7 debate. He has been a driving force behind the beer boycott where he pointed out unfair practices of The Beer Store in its dealings with licenses such as bar and restaurants owners.
As a participant and supporter of the Downtown Windsor Farmers' Market, Mr. Rino Bortolin understands the importance of attracting local businesses and tourism to our area. He is a strong advocate of small business and believes that taxpayer money should be spent with respect to the taxpayer. Mr. Rino Bortolin believes stronger regional ties with the county only serve to benefit Windsor businesses. He is committed to greater emphasis on creating neighbourhood identities that foster pride and engagement. He also lists as priorities items that affect our neighbourhoods such as increased cleanliness in streets, parks and urban blight, and continued rejuvenation of the Downtown core.
Mr. Rino Bortolin and his wife Anastasia Adams are parents of Jack (16), Charlie (14) and Wilson (10).
Mr. Robert de Verteuil lives in Downtown Windsor with his wife and three children. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and attending the University of Toronto, Mr. de Verteuil spent twenty years in the automotive industry in IT and systems engineering. He specializes in Lean methodologies and worked in Canada, the USA, the UK, and India for many of the largest automakers and suppliers in the world. He is now an IT consultant with Newvic Technologies, specializing in cybersecurity.
The son of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. de Verteuil is dedicated to volunteering and community involvement, and has served on many boards, committees, clubs and organizations over the years. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, listening to music and enjoying the outdoor activities with his family.
Ms. Denise Ghanam has provided organizational training,
strategic planning, human resource advice, and labour market research through
her company, Ghanam Consulting Inc., and by working as a franchise owner for
Actionable Conversations. She draws upon
twenty years of broad business experience and more than a decade of university teaching
in management and strategy. Her
educational background includes an Honours Commerce degree in finance from St.
Mary's University in Halifax, and an MBA from University of Windsor in business
strategy. She completed work toward her doctoral thesis at the
Business School in England, with research focused on the connection between
employees and competitive advantage.
Denise also holds the Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL)
designation. She recently completed five
years volunteering with the Executive Board of the HR Professionals Association
of Windsor & District, where she served as the President.
Her previous work experience spans
banking, marketing, and manufacturing, as well as fourteen years service with
the Naval Reserves. She brings this
unique mix of public and private sector management expertise, together with her
academic credentials and published research, to provide focused and practical
solutions to client challenges. Her university teaching awards speak to her
ability to deliver engaging workshops and training to ensure client outcomes.
Community leadership roles include
directing her church choir and acting as Entertainment Chair for the Naval Veterans
Association. She has also served on the
Board of Actors Theatre of Windsor, done fundraising for various charitable
organizations, and was a founding member of the Windsor-Essex Equity Network. Denise was appointed to the Board of
Governors of St Clair College for eight years, serving two as Board Chair and
two as VP of the provincial association of colleges, ACAATO. Most recently, she completed a federal
government appointment on the Board of the Windsor Port Authority. As well,
Denise was part of the Central Planning Table for Workforce Windsor Essex, and
a member of the Windsor-Essex Local Immigration Partnership
Denise is married with three adult children, and a new grandson. She resides in Windsor, Ontario, but has not
forgotten her east coast roots, as she can still play a mean pair of spoons.