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01.28.2019

BOARD CONTINUES RESPONSIBLY MOVING FORWARD

LINCOLN, Ont. (January 25, 2019)— The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) held its first Full Authority meeting for 2019, the third meeting of the new Board this month.

“When this Board came in, we were eager to find out what was going on at NPCA, and our last three meetings have provided valuable insight. It is important that both the public and our staff know that we are deeply committed to stabilizing the organization. Part of that stabilization means firmly basing our decisions on sound practices,” said NPCA Chair Dave Bylsma. “There is a solid group around this table, and I feel good about their collective desire to be diligent in their approach.”

The Board was in full support of hiring two new full-time positions for its watershed department, a Supervisor of Compliance and Enforcement, and a Watershed Planner, both of which will have a fair and equitable hiring process and will be widely circulated shortly.

These positions will help NPCA better meet its mandate, which is, as prescribed by the Conservation Authorities Act: To establish and undertake programs and services, on a watershed basis, to further the conservation, restoration, development, and management of natural resources; and, as prescribed by Provincial Regulations: To protect people and property by regulating, and risk-mitigating development through reviewing and commenting on applications, issuing permits, and ensuring policy compliance within the appropriate legislative and regulatory framework.

“I am happy to share that the CAO Recruitment Committee, as well as the Governance Committees, are preparing to meet this week. I am beyond thrilled that we are expanding our watershed department, which is a core function of what we do so that we can improve our capacity while the Board searches for a permanent CAO,” said Interim CAO David Barrick. “With these two additional positions, and with the return of our former Senior Manager of Water Resources, we will be well-poised to comply with, and complete, the Auditor General’s recommendations.”

The positions will be posted within the next two weeks. Check in on NPCA Careers, and follow us on social for updates: Facebook and Twitter.



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About NPCA:

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) oversees the Niagara Peninsula watershed, which encompasses the Niagara Region and portions of the City of Hamilton, and portions of Haldimand County.

NPCA delivers programs and services that focus on initiatives to help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion by regulating development near watercourses and natural features, predicting and issuing public flood warnings, guiding the protection of raw drinking water sources, testing water quality, managing and conserving natural resources, and education.

Questions related to the above release should be directed to:

Krystle Caputo, Director of Communications and Administration
905.788.3135 ext.235
Mobile: 289-241-5190
kcaputo@npca.ca