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Board of Directors

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There are 11 municipalities in the watershed represented on a 17 member Board of Directors. Central Frontenac, Addington Highlands, Greater Madawaska, Tay Valley, Beckwith, Carleton Place (2 members), Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills (2 members), North Frontenac, City of Ottawa (5 members).

The role of the Board of Directors is to establish policies of the Authority, define programs and services to achieve its mandate, determine and monitor annual expenditures, direct management, and advocate the work of MVCA in their community.

Eli El-ChantiryCity of Ottawa
Glen GowerCity of Ottawa
John KarauCity of Ottawa
Janet Mason - Vice ChairCity of Ottawa
Phil SweetnamCity of Ottawa
Kirby ThompsonTownship of Addington Highlands
Faye CampbellTownship of Beckwith
Jeff Atkinson - ChairTown of Carleton Place
Andrew TennantTown of Carleton Place
Cindy KelseyTownship of Central Frontenac
Paul KehoeTownship of Drummond/North Elmsley
VacantTownship of Greater Madawaska
Bill KingTownship of Lanark Highlands
Bev HolmesMunicipality of Mississippi Mills
Christa LowryMunicipality of Mississippi Mills
John InglisTownship of North Frontenac
RoxAnne DarlingTay Valley Township

2021 Committees

Finance & Administration

  • Janet Mason, Ex-officio
  • Jeff Atkinson, Ex-officio
  • Eli El-Chantiry
  • Paul Kehoe
  • Bill King
  • Christa Lowry
  • Phil Sweetnam
  • Andrew Tennant

Regulations Committee

  • Janet Mason, Ex-officio
  • Jeff Atkinson, Ex-officio
  • RoxAnn Darling
  • Paul Kehoe (alternate)
  • Christa Lowry
  • Kirby Thompson

Policy & Priorities Committee

  • Janet Mason, Ex-officio
  • Jeff Atkinson, Ex-officio
  • Faye Campbell
  • RoxAnne Darling
  • Bev Holmes
  • John Inglis
  • John Karau
  • Cindy Kelsey
  • Kirby Thompson

Mill of Kintail Advisory Committee

  • Wayne Morrison (Chair)
  • Jeff Atkinson
  • Wendy Bridges
  • Lucy Carleton
  • Dr. James Copeland
  • Kathy Duncan
  • Bev  Holmes
  • Darcy Moses
  • Kathy Stewart

Mississippi Valley Conservation Foundation

  • Paul Lehman (President)
  • Michael Cleland (Vice-President)
  • Louis Antonakos
  • Duncan Abbott
  • Sally McIntyre
  • Rob Sutherland

Conservation Ontario

  • Janet Mason, Voting Member
  • Jeff Atkinson (First Alternate)
  • Sally McIntyre (Second Alternate)

Article: MVCA's longest-serving Board member Phil Sweetnam recognized for 40 years of dedication to conservation.

Upcoming Meetings

The regular MVCA General Membership meeting schedule is being maintained; however, meetings will be held virtually.

Board of Directors

September 15, 2021

Board of Directors

October 20, 2021

Board of Directors

December 1, 2021