Dave Byslma and Gayle Wood discuss project sitting at a table at Ball's Falls Conservation Area
Dave Byslma and Gayle Wood discuss project sitting at a table at Ball's Falls Conservation Area



At their July monthly Full Authority Meeting, the NPCA Board of Directors voted to extend the contract of CAO/Secretary-Treasurer, Gayle Wood, until Dec. 31, 2019.

On Feb. 22, 2019, Ms. Wood was hired on a five-month contract to help provide stability during a period of much transition.

“We are very pleased to extend Ms. Wood’s contract as she has proven to be an efficient, trustworthy, and dedicated CAO, who has brought the organization to a position of stability during a challenging time,” says Dave Bylsma, NPCA Board Chair. “The Board appreciates her ability and willingness to work together, and her knowledge and expertise have been essential to the progress that we have achieved.”

Her approved work plan for the five-month period included:

  1. Working with the NPCA staff team to improve communication and ensure stabilization
  2. Establishing working relationships with the Chair, Vice Chair, and Board of Directors
  3. Improving working relationship with municipalities/MPP’s
  4. Improving community and media relations

“I am thrilled to be continuing my work with the NPCA staff and Board of Directors, as we complete the Auditor General’s recommendations and prepare for the future of conservation in the Niagara Peninsula Watershed,” says Gayle Wood, NPCA CAO/Secretary-Treasurer. “Since the beginning of my tenure, I have found our Board of Directors to be exemplary, and strongly believe the staff of the NPCA have shown their passion, professionalism, and perseverance.”

Under Ms. Wood’s leadership, community and media relations have improved, a revitalized restoration program was launched, and a complete reorganization was completed.

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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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