Welcome From Ken Seiling, Regional Chair


Phone: 519-575-4585

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Welcome to the website for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Government websites can be a confusing maze and a frustrating experience - even for those who are technically savvy. 

Important information about the Regional programs and services you use every day is easy to find here and you should be able to quickly find and connect with the people who can help when you have a problem.

We hope our website will help you gain a better understanding of the important role the Region plays in each of your lives. Please feel free to contact me or any member of Regional Council if you have questions or concerns. We are elected by you to serve you and we are always happy to listen to your ideas about Regional government policies, programs and services.

Learn more about Ken Seiling click here.

Invitations, Certificates, Lapel Pins & Other Requests

To invite the Regional Chair and/or Members of Council to your event, meeting or other function, or to request a speech or presentation to a group, click here.

To request Regional pins or a congratulatory certificate for a special birthday, anniversary or event, click here.

Recent Speeches & Presentations


 Date Title/Subject
June 14, 2016Provincial Transportation Announcements - GO, Transit Hub
November 15, 2015Vigil for Paris Victims of Terrorism
December 19, 2014Ken was one of the speakers at the Memorial Service for Mary Bales.  Mary partnered with the Region to create affordable housing in Kitchener and Cambridge. Here is his tribute - Mary Bales - a Friend of Affordable Housing.
 December 10, 2014 Inaugural Address to Members of Regional Council & Guests

 Photo Album


 Date Title/Subject
September 19, 2015Plane Pull at YKF for the United Way
August 24, 2015Elizabeth Clarke Sworn In as Regional Councillor
 August 21, 2014ION Light Rail Transit Ground-breaking
 July 15, 2014 Bryan Larkin named new Chief of Police, Waterloo Regional Police Services
 June 17, 2014Region of Waterloo Call Centre Launch  
 June 10, 2014Future ION Stops 
 June 7, 2014 Motorcycle Ride for Dad
 May 23, 2014 Luncheon with Ambassador Rong-Chuan Wu, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) 
 May 9, 2014 National Day of Honour for Veterans of Canada's Military Mission in Afghanistan, Region of Waterloo International Airport
 March 28, 2014 ION Stage 1 - Final Funding Agreement with the Province of Ontario
 November 14, 2013

 Celebration of Victoria Street Bridge Reconstruction - Canada's Gas Tax Fund

 November 4, 2013 Room Dedication and Unveiling of the Stanley F. Leavine portrait, Health and Social Services Building, Dr. Desta Leavine (right) and Regional Chair Ken Seiling (right).
 September 5, 2013 Grand River Hospital - Celebration of Completion of Patient Care Development Project
 June 26, 2013 Ontario Heritage Trust and Ontario Senior of the Year Awards Presentation and Recognition
 May 4, 2013 Tree Planting Staff Recognition Event
 April 6, 2013 Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
 February 22, 2013 Opening of the new Waterloo Region Provincial Courthouse
 February 13, 2013 A Night at the Circus - Waterloo Region Museum
 February 9, 2013 Chinese New Year, Buddha's Light Centre
 January 30, 2013 Rotary Club of Kitchener 90th Anniversary Cheque Presentation to House of Friendship
 December 7, 2012 Fairway Road Extension and Bridge - Opening to Traffic
 October 28, 2012 Regional Chair Ken Seiling Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Kitchener-Conestoga M.P. Harold Albrecht
 September 16, 2012 HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, Grand Opening Celebration
 June 27, 2012 2012 Ontario Senior of the Year Award - Waterloo Region.  Presentation to Mrs. Alma Alder
 June 17, 2012 ACAP Announcement, Region of Waterloo International Airport
 April 25, 2012 Presentation of Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement to Mr. Peter Russell
 April 25, 2012 2012 Waterloo Region International Plowing Match Presentation
 April 20, 2012 Naming of Nyle Ludolph Materials Recycling Centre
 February 24, 2012 Region receives 2011 Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership for communities with a population of over 125,000
 November 12, 2011 Waterloo Region Museum Grand Opening
 July 7, 2011Waterloo Regional Police Services North Division Ground breaking
May 25, 2011 2011 Justice Dinner

May 20, 2011 


Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) 2011 Design Excellence Awards - Waterloo Region Museum

December 8, 2010 Regional Council 2010-2014 Inaugural Meeting