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MVCF Board of Directors

The MVCF Team is made up a committed group of volunteer Board members from within our watershed.

Paul Lehman, President

As an Engineer, Paul has devoted his career to watershed management and water resources issues.  Paul has been with the MVCF BOD since its inception in 1996.  Most of his 38-year career was spent at the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, as General Manager.  Paul lives within the Carp River watershed and in his retirement, enjoys cottage life, fishing and wood working. 

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Mike Cleland, Vice President

As a career structural engineer transitioning into retirement, Mike is an advocate as both a local business owner, and environmental protector. Mike joined the MVCF BOD in 2015. Mike brings a unique blend of familiarity to MVCF’s strategic planning and infrastructure. Owning three properties on the Mississippi River system; Mike has a personal investment in the well-being of our watershed. Mike resides alongside the Mississippi River and enjoys being outdoors. Mike can be found fishing, ATV’ing, camping, and enjoying comradery at the camp.

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Louis Antonakos, Director

Louis is a business owner, property manager, and a devoted father. His lifelong commitment to volunteering is evident in his extensive service to the community. In 2016, he joined the MVCF Board of Directors bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.  His previous role as the Mayor of Carleton Place and his 8-year tenure on the MVCA BOD make him a valuable asset to the organization.

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Janet Mason, Director, MVCA Board Representative

As an engineer, and former senior executive with over 34 years of experience in the defence and technology industries, Janet contributes a wealth of knowledge and skillset to the MVCF BOD.  She currently volunteers with local community organizations involved in environmental stewardship; Janet joined the MVCF BOD in 2022.  

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Rob Sutherland, Director

Rob brings experience in fundraising from his almost four-decade career experience in politics.  Rob joined MVCF BOD in 2021.  In retirement, Rob helps manage the forest on his 400-acre seasonal property in North Frontenac (with an Ontario Forest Management Agreement through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry), where he also has a seasonal home and enjoys canoeing, swimming, and hiking. 

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