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Sam Merulla - Ward 4
A strong and varied history of participation in the community as well as in local and provincial levels of government is evident in the subsequent information.
First elected in November of 2000 as Councillor for Ward 4 in the newly amalgamated City of Hamilton.
Strongly committed to the citizens of Ward 4 as a member of City Council and serving actively and/or as a liaison for the following committees:Council – Standing Committees:
- General Issues
- Board of Health
- Public Works (Chair)
- Emergency & Community Services
Council – Agencies/ Boards:
- Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities
- Accessible Transit Services (ATS) Review
- Business Improvement Area (BIA) – Ottawa Street
- Facility Naming
- Government Relations
- Hamilton Water
- Physician Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
- Red Hill Valley Joint Stewardship
- School Board Properties
- Selection Committee
- Sesquicentennial Steering Committee
- Truck Route
- Hamilton Arts Council
- Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion
Councillor Merulla has also taken on the role as Services Coordinator for PATH Employment Services/Human Resource Development Canada. He is also an active participant on several committees dedicated to people with disabilities such as the Hamilton-Wentworth Training Board for the Labour Partner Group for Persons with Disabilities, the HRDC Employment Expo Committee and the Hamilton-Wentworth Service Providers Committee. In addition, he sat on D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled and Aged Regional Transit System) Board of Directors as Vice Chairman from 1997-2003.Coucillor Merulla has also held capacities as Addictions Counsellor for the Ministry of Health, Brant Addictions Assessment Services and Educational Assistant for the Hamilton Catholic School Board.
Councillor Merulla's political and advocacy experience is strong having held such positions as Advisor to the Official Opposition Whip and Management Board Critic of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Executive Senior Advisor to Hamilton East MPP, Environment Critic and Community and Social Services Critic, (Ontario Government, Legislative Assembly of Ontario Queen's Park office.
Councillor Merulla resides in Ward 4 with his wife Corinne and their two daughters, Alexa and Sabrina.