FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mariane McLeod and Gail Little to continue to lead 2022 NVCA Board of Directors
UTOPIA, Ontario (January 28, 2022) – Councillor Mariane McLeod of the Town of Collingwood, and Councillor Gail Little of the Township of Amaranth were acclaimed to lead the 2022 Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) Board of Directors as Chair and Vice Chair.
“I'm honoured to have the confidence of my Board colleagues during this challenging time," said Councillor McLeod. “I look forward to continuing my role as the NVCA Chair as conservation authorities across Ontario adapt to the changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act)."
As part of her role as NVCA Chair in 2021, McLeod advocated with the province for changes to the CA Act be brought in in a reasonable timeline, communicated on behalf of the NVCA Board about the regulations accompanying the CA Act changes, and ensured Board meetings were efficient and effective.
“I would like to thank my fellow board members for their support for a second year," commented Councillor Little. “We live in an area with an abundant and clean water supply that is vital to our environment, our population, our food production and our economy. I feel very privileged to be a part of this organization that does some amazing work in a very special part of Ontario."
Councillor McLeod continued to say “On behalf of our board, I would like to sincerely thank staff for all the work that they do, including mitigating climate change, protecting people and property from flooding and erosion, restoring our watershed, educating our youth, and providing much needed greenspace for visitors old and young."
“It is so important that we continue to protect and enhance our natural resources as we prepare for a future with possible climate issues," echoed Councillor Little. “Thank you to the employees of the NVCA who continue their work in this watershed as we face the challenges ahead."
The NVCA's Board of Directors provides guidance and leadership to the organization. Members are appointed by the municipalities served by the Authority. For more information, please visit NVCA's website for more information.
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About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands.
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