Lina Bigioni has been working in municipal politics for over 30 years. She is the Chairman’s top advisor on policy, communications and stakeholder relations along with government relations for the region. She establishes and maintains relationships with decision makers, federally, provincially and in neighbouring regions and municipalities.
Throughout her career, Lina has worked tirelessly and selflessly within the community as a dedicated volunteer and activist, supporting many life-changing charitable organizations and causes including Belinda’s Place, shelter for women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Yellow Brick House, a shelter for abused women and children ,and the Special Olympics of Ontario to name a few. Lina sits on the Board for Crimestoppers of York Region, is a member of the Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association and is presently the President of the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation.
Lina’s leadership, passion and support have made a meaningful difference in the lives of many individuals and families in York Region. She is the 2016 recipient of the York Regional Police Services Board – Award for Civic Leadership. In 2019 Lina was awarded with a medal of distinction from Special Olympics Ontario in celebration of their 50th anniversary worldwide.
Lina received her Master’s Certificate in Municipal Management and Public Sector Advancements from York University, Schulich School of Business and is a graduate from the Protocol School of Washington.
In 2012, Lina was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, recognizing her significant contributions and of volunteerism across York Region.