Elected to his 11th consecutive term in 2014, Councillor Ralph Robinson has played an active role in municipal politics since 1982.
Councillor Robinson brings varied political, volunteer and business experience to his role as a Ward 1 Councillor. Prior to moving to Ontario, he was actively involved in politics in Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John's, Newfoundland. Locally, he is involved in many areas of community politics: from chairing the Bronte Creek Environmental Assessment Steering Committee and acting as a founding member of the former Community Advisory Committee to Petro-Canada and the Lake Ontario Shoreline Algae Action Committee to participating on a variety of town committees. Ralph chaired the Oakville Terry Fox Run for 25 years.
He is a founding director of the Oakville Sports Hall of Fame and a past director of the Halton Multicultural Council. In addition to his list of political credentials, Councillor Robinson has 30 years of banking and entrepreneurial experience.
In 1991, Councillor Robinson was nominated and elected by his peers to be a Life Member of the Association of Kinsmen Clubs and in 2009 he became the 11th Canadian recipient of the prestigious Kin award known as "Hal Rogers Fellow" (HRF). He is also a Life Member, Past President and Ombudsman of the Minor Oaks Hockey Association. In 2012 he was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubliee Medal.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Councillor Robinson has lived throughout Ontario and the Atlantic provinces (from Thunder Bay through St. John's). He and his wife, Marie, have three children and ten grandchildren.
Community Services Committee
2017 Budget Committee
Community Spirit Awards Selection Committee
Region’s Waterfront Parks Advisory Committee
Bronte Village B.I.A Board of Management
Site Plan Committee