Regional Councillor - Ward 2
City of Pickering

Councillor McLean has been a City of Pickering resident since 1980. He was born and raised in Ajax where he attended elementary and secondary school. Bill and his spouse Diana currently reside in Pickering in Ward 2.   He has two children, Shannon and Brandon, who have attended both public and high school in the Ward. 

On July 29, 1969, he joined the Toronto Police Force where he worked at various Divisions in the downtown core. The last 10 years of his service was spent at 53 Division where he was a uniformed Sergeant.   He was also a member of the Public Order Unit. He retired from the Toronto Police Service on April 17, 2000 after more than 30 years service.  During the course of his police service he received 59 letters of commendation for excellent police work and service to the citizens of Toronto. In 1999, he received his real estate license and has built a very successful real estate career with Re/Max First Realty in Pickering along with his daughter Shannon.

First elected to council in November of 2000 Bill was re-elected in November 2003 and 2006 by a large majority and was acclaimed in October 2010.  

As Regional Councillor, Bill serves on a number of committees and organizations including:

  • Executive Committee
  • Planning & Development Committee
  • Committee of the Whole, Member
  • City of Pickering Animal Services Committee
  • Pickering Museum Village Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Taxicab Advisory Committee
  • Regional Works Committee
  • Regional Council Composition Review Committee
  • Terry Fox Run, Co-Chair
  • Vice Chair, Police Services Board for the term 2010 to 2018
  • Chair of Human Resources Committee
  • Strategic Planning and Policy Committee
  • Police Liaison Committee, Member
  • Chair, Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association

He previously served on the following committees:

  • Veridian Corporation, Audit and Finance Committee
  • Veridian Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Veridian Connections Inc., Board of Directors
  • Veridian Board, Chair, Human Resources & Compensation Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Region of Durham Finance and Administration Committee (2006-2010)
  • Police Liaison Committee, Member
  • Chair, City of Pickering Audit Committee
  • City of Pickering Site Plan Committee
  • Pickering Library Board
  • Pickering Civic Awards Committee
  • Business Advisory Centre of Durham (2005-2010)

Bill has been actively involved with the community as a member of the Vaughan Willard School Community Council, the Frenchman's Bay Festival, a member of the United Way Allocation Committee, and has served as a minor hockey, baseball and soccer coach or assistant. He sponsored the William Dunbar Annual Golf Tournament as well as the annual Breakfast with Santa at Vaughan Willard Public School. He is a strong supporter of Youth sports and prides himself on being the voice of the community on Council.

You can contact Bill on his cell at 416.567.1055, at the City Office at 905.420.4605, or by email at bmclean@pickering.ca