Local lawyer Peter McSherry was appointed to the Guelph Police board on April 26 by the provincial solicitor general for three years, the service announced Tuesday.
McSherry has practiced law in the Royal City since 1997 with a focus in employment law, human rights, real estate and general practice, according to a police release.
Throughout his career McSherry has been active in volunteer activities throughout the community and served on the boards of the Rotary Club of Guelph, Bracelet of Hope, Torchlight Services and the Kiwanis Club of Guelph.
The lawyer is looking forward to bringing his professional and community experiences to bear while serving on the Guelph Police Services Board, the statement added.
“Mr. McSherry’s experience in employment law and involvement in our community will be a significant asset in our continuation of good governance for our exceptional police force,” board chair Robert Carter said.
The services board has five members with two appointed by the province, two members of city council and one community representative. McSherry takes over the role from Don Drone, whose term finished in April.
McSherry has a wife and a daughter.