Former Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor back as Niagara Police board’s vice-chair

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Published November 8, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Former Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor Dave Eke, centre with the chains of office, is shown here with Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates at the opening of development company's sales office in October 2014. (Photo: Twitter)

The former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake is back for another term as the Niagara Police Services Board’s vice-chair.

Returning Port Colborne Mayor Bill Steele, also the chair of the police services board, just announced that Dave Eke has returned to the position as of November 3.

“I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to continue serving on the Police Services Board,” said Eke.

“I look forward to the year ahead and our work on the Board and with the police service and offering my contribution in meeting our goals and objectives.”

Eke’s history in Niagara is well-known, having lived in St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.

As an Industrial Engineer, he worked at General Motors in St. Catharines for 34 years with a background in Production Supervision.

Later in 1991, he was elected as an Alderman in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1991, re-elected in 1994, elected as a Regional Councillor in 2000 and re-elected to serve a second term on Regional Council in 2003.

Finally, he was elected as Lord Mayor for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2010 and in this capacity served as a member of Regional Council.

Steele noted of Eke’s re-appointment, “Mr. Eke’s experience will continue to serve this Board well as we move forward to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2023.”

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