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News release: September 8, 2023

Peel Region appoints John Zingaro as Director of Legal Services and Deputy Regional Solicitor

BRAMPTON, ON (September 9, 2023) – Peel Region announces John Zingaro as Director of Legal Services & Deputy Regional Solicitor in a permanent capacity. In this role, John will provide leadership and direction to the Legal Services team to ensure the delivery of high-quality strategic and legal advice to Peel.

John has over 20 years of experience in municipal legal services. He began his career at Peel in 2020, having previously served in progressively responsible legal positions with the Cities of Vaughan, Mississauga and Brampton, including the position of Deputy City Solicitor with the City of Brampton.

In 2020, John joined Peel Region as Senior Legal Counsel & Manager and has served as acting Director of Legal Services & Deputy Regional Solicitor since July 2023, where he has provided Peel with invaluable legal and strategic support.

John is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and holds a Master’s Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business.

Learn more about John here.

I am pleased to see John continue as Director of Legal Services & Deputy Regional Solicitor in a permanent capacity. His broad range of municipal legal experience and extensive leadership experience position him well to lead our Legal Services team at Peel.

Patricia Caza, Regional Solicitor & Commissioner of Legislative Services

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Peel Region

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In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.