Weyburn city Coun. Rob Stephanson has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, announced Mayor Debra Button.
“This is a significant national group that makes decisions that affect the safety of Canadians all across the country. On behalf of everyone in Weyburn, I am very proud of Rob’s achievement in being named to this distinguished position,” said the mayor.
Stephanson has been a Weyburn city councillor for the last 16 years, and is a candidate for another term; he has also been a member of the Weyburn Police Commission for nine years.
“I attended the 2011 CAPB conference in Regina, which I found very interesting. I feel my experience, background and involvement with the Weyburn Police Service and with mayors and councillors across Saskatchewan will assist me in ensuring the issues affecting policing in our province are brought forward at the board table,” said the councillor.
A certified general accountant by training, Stephanson has also served as president of the Saskatchewan Association of Certified General Accountants for two terms, as well as a number of boards and committees associated with this role. He is presently the representative on the Certified General Accountants Canada board for the region of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Stephanson is an active member of the community who has organized and chaired many events, including helping to organize the 2004 Saskatchewan Summer Games, and being active in the Young Fellows Club.
The Canadian Association of Police Boards is the only national organization dedicated to excellence in police governance in Canada. Since 1989, the association has worked to achieve the highest standards as the national voice of civilian oversight of municipal police. It has grown to represent more than 75 municipal police boards and commissions across Canada that together employ over 35,000 police personnel, about three-quarters of the municipal police personnel in Canada.