01.17.2019

NPCA Diamond Annual General Meeting

Chair Bylsma and Vice Chair Huson Unanimously Elected

LINCOLN, Ont. (January 17, 2019)— The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) held its 60th Annual General Meeting yesterday, where previously-elected Chair, Mayor Dave Bylsma of West Lincoln, and Vice Chair Diana Huson, Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham were unanimously reelected.

“It is incredible to think that it has been 60 years since the NPCA was established in response to the most devastating natural disaster in Canadian history, Hurricane Hazel,” said NPCA Board Chair Bylsma. “I am humbled by the support of my fellow Members with my unanimous reelection as Chair today, and I know we are all interested in moving the organization forward in support of serving our mandate, as prescribed by the Conservation Authorities Act.”

The NPCA Board will meet again for its first Full Authority meeting of the year on January 23rd, 2019 at Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation at 9:30.

“I am pleased that the permanent CAO Selection Committee was struck today, and that this Board is committed to a fair, deliberate, and thorough recruitment process,” said NPCA Interim CAO David Barrick.

Two Committees were struck at yesterday’s meeting:

The CAO Selection Committee

Members:

Chair Bylsma

Vice Chair Huson

Member Chioccio

Member Insinna

Member Johnson

Member Steele

The Governance Committee

Members:

Chair Bylsma

Vice Chair Huson

Member Clark

Member Foster

Member Shirton

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