Augimeri named TTC’s new Chair
At its meeting on Feb. 19, Toronto City Council voted 23-21 to name Maria Augimeri, Councillor for Ward 9 York Centre, as the TTC’s new Chair.
Augimeri will replace TTC Chair Karen Stintz who officially steps down on Feb. 22. Stintz will continue to serve as a Commissioner. Last December, she advised the Board that she would be relinquishing her role as Chair to run in the 2014 mayoral campaign. Voting day is Oct. 27.
Augimeri will now lead the 11-member Board (seven elected Councillors and four citizen representatives) until the end of the current term on Nov. 30. Maureen Adamson, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, continues to serve as TTC Vice-Chair.
Augimeri was first appointed to the TTC Board on Jan. 1, 2009. She will chair her first meeting on Feb. 24.