Milton Town Council

Councillors are elected by the residents of the Town for a four-year term. Town Councillors represent each of the four Town wards and are responsible for making decisions around issues pertaining to Milton. Regional Councillors represent each of the four Town wards and in addition to being members of the Town Council, they also represent Milton as members of Halton Regional Council.

A portrait of Councillor Kristina Tesser Derksen

Town Councillor
Kristina Tesser Derksen

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Phone: 905-691-8988


Kristina Tesser Derksen is the Town Councillor for Ward 1. Check out which neighbourhoods Councillor Tesser Derksen serves by using our Town-wide ward map.


Kristina Tesser Derksen was born and raised in Milton. Married to a local business owner and a mother to four children, she is an avid baker, traveler, jazz music lover, history buff and space nerd.

Committee involvement 

Kristina is a Board Member on the following committees:

  • Milton’s Downtown Business Improvement Area Board
  • Milton Public Library Board
  • Townsend Smith Hospice Foundation Board
  • Milton Chamber of Commerce Board 

Work and volunteer experience

Kristina is a practicing lawyer.  Prior to attending law school at the University of Toronto, Kristina worked as a funeral director at McKersie Kocher Funeral Home on Main Street.

Kristina also regularly volunteers her time as a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, Nassagaweya Community Consultation Committee, and the Italian Cultural Centre of Milton.

A portrait of Councillor Colin Best

Regional Councillor
Colin Best

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Phone: 905-878-3623


Colin Best is the Regional Councillor for Ward 1. Check out which neighbourhoods Councillor Best serves by using our Town-wide ward map.

You can interact with Councillor Best on both Twitter and Facebook.

Committee involvement 

  • Chair of the Regional and Single Tier Caucus of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

  • Sit on the Executive of the AMO

  • One of the Council representatives on the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area

  • Sit on the boards of the:Member of the Campbellville Community Association

    • Milton Transitional Housing group
    • Coldest Night of the Year fundraising group
    • Milton Santa Claus Parade Committee
  • Member of the Milton Historical Society