brenda johnson photo at board of directors



The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) held its Annual General Meeting of 2020 at its Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation.

The Business portion of the meeting was called to order by CAO, Chandra Sharma, who conducted the election of officers for 2020. Ward 11 Councillor for the City of Hamilton, Brenda Johnson, was elected as Chair, and Board Member for Grimsby, Mr. Bruce Mackenzie was elected as Vice-Chair.

“I am very appreciative to the Board of Directors for their confidence and allowing me to do this job for the next year and I look forward to working more closely with the amazing staff at the NPCA, including our new CAO,” says Brenda Johnson, NPCA Board Chair. “Our former Chair Dave Bylsma and Vice Chair Diana Huson have taken us through very challenging times, and they have my utmost admiration for the work they have done. We have dealt with the past and I am looking forward to a brighter future and focusing on today and what we can do tomorrow.”

Chair Brenda Johnson has past experience working for Environment Hamilton. In 2019, she was elected as the City of Hamilton’s Ward 11 Councillor and is presently serving her third term in council. She joined the NPCA Board in January 2019.

“I am eager to help carry this organization forward, building on the strong foundation that was established through the hard work of Chair Bylsma and Vice Chair Huson,” adds Chandra Sharma, NPCA CAO. “Both of our newly elected officials bring a wealth of experience, and I look forward to working with our progressive Board of Directors and exceptional staff.”

The next meeting for the Board of Directors is the first Full Authority Meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, February 19 at Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. NPCA will continue to live stream all meetings at

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About NPCA:

The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities on the Niagara Peninsula watershed with programs and services that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion, while retaining the safety of our drinking water.

NPCA manages 42 Conservation Areas, including Ball’s Falls, Binbrook, Long Beach and Chippawa Creek. These lands are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. NPCA’s Conservation Areas marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

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