02.07.2019

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETS

Prioritizes Items to Address based on Public Interest

WEST LINCOLN, Ont. (February 6, 2019) – This past Monday, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA)’s Governance Committee met for the first time since being struck.

Member Brad Clark was elected Chair, and Member Rob Foster was elected Vice Chair of the Committee. NPCA Board Chair Bylsma, NPCA Board Vice Chair Huson, and Member Shirton are also Members of the Committee.

“The first order of business was to identify the issues that, based on public inquiry, deserved our immediate attention, ” said Committee Chair Brad Clark. “We looked at clarifying the definition of per diems to reflect the Latin translation to mean “per day”, and not “per meeting”, as well as updating the Freedom of Information (FOI) process. In the interest of moving the NPCA towards becoming a more transparent organization, it is important that this Committee takes deliberate, purposeful steps to address issues, which we will bring to the Full Board for endorsement so that we can implement improvements in a priority sequence.”

The meeting also saw the solidification of the Committee’s draft Terms of Reference, which will be provided to the NPCA Board at its Full Authority Meeting on February 20th.

“There was strong leadership at the table, and I remain steadfast in supporting this Board’s commitment to improving governance by providing any and all documentation they request to facilitate their process,” said Interim CAO David Barrick.

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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.