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 First six months have marked significant organizational change

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has offered current CAO-Secretary Treasurer, Ms. Chandra Sharma, a permanent tenure with the organization.

This critical decision was based on feedback from board members as well as senior staff. “It was important that staff be given the opportunity to provide input as they work with her every day, and ultimately the Board wanted to ensure they felt supported, validated and had confidence in her abilities,” says Brenda Johnson, NPCA Board Chair. “We were happy to hear that the staff felt as strongly about her leadership skills as the Board did, and we are pleased to confirm Chandra’s permanent appointment as Chief Administrative Officer-Secretary Treasurer. We look forward to seeing the continued progress the NPCA will make over the coming years.”

Over the course of the first six months of her serving in the role, and throughout the pandemic crisis, significant progress was made under Ms. Sharma’s leadership. She has consistently delivered on critical priorities related to policies, operations, finances, health and safety and staff morale. Ms. Sharma will continue to focus on building trust within the community and positive relationships with the Union.

“I am honoured to serve the communities of Niagara, Haldimand, and Hamilton, leading an organization that works to protect our precious natural resources. The role of conservation authorities has never been as important as it is now to conserve our watersheds, provide the much needed green infrastructure to our communities, engage our future generations, and support our municipal partners to address the challenges of growth and climate change,” says Ms. Sharma. “With an exceptional team of talented and hardworking staff and a very supportive and experienced Board of Directors, we have already turned the page and the organization now has significant momentum to propel the NPCA forward.” 

Under Mr. Sharma's leadership, the Authority has kicked-off the process for the development of a new Strategic Plan that will emphasize engagement with staff and the community around a shared vision and path forward.

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About NPCA:

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.

The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario and manages 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

Questions related to the above release should be directed to:
Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist
905.788.3135 ext.262
Mobile: 905-650-4027