New NPCA Board Has Positive First Meeting - Chair Bylsma and Vice Chair Huson elected

LINCOLN, Ont. (January 7, 2019)— The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) held its Special Meeting today, in compliance with the Order of Justice Ramsay, dated January 2nd, at its Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. The newly formed Board elected a new Chair, Mayor Dave Bylsma of West Lincoln, and a new Vice Chair Diana Huson, Regional Councilor for the Town of Pelham.

“I am proud of what the Board was able to accomplish at today’s meeting,” said NPCA Board Chair Bylsma. “There was a clear desire from all Members to gain insight and clarity to provide the basis for informed decision-making in the interest of transparency, integrity, and accountability to the residents of the Niagara Peninsula watershed.”

The Members met for four hours, the majority of which was spent in-camera discussing legal and human resources matters, the latter of which is a topic that must remain confidential as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990

“I remain fully in support of this Board as it undertakes the formal process of recruiting a new permanent CAO to the organization,” said Interim CAO David Barrick.

The next meeting for the Board is its Annual General Meeting, which will be held January 16th at 9:30 a.m. at Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. NPCA will continue to live steam all meetings at https://npca.ca/administration/board-meetings

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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