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Amaranth deputy mayor acclaimed as chair of Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority during Annual General Meeting

February 9, 2023   ·   0 Comments

Written By Brian Lockhart

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority held its 2023 Annual General Meeting and held an election for the position of Chair and Vice Chair.

Gail Little, deputy mayor for the Township of Amaranth, was acclaimed as chair, while Bradford West Gwillimbury councillor Jonathan Scott was elected vice chair.

“I am please to join NVCA for another term on the board and look forward to serving as chair for the current year,” Ms. Little said. “It will be another challenging year, but overall, I applaud the passion and dedication of NVCA staff who continue to take on projects and work for the betterment of the environment in this watershed.”

Ms. Little served as Vice Chair of the NVCA board along with outgoing chair Mariane McLeod. Together, they were strong advocates for NVCA through the changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Bill 23, the More homes Built Faster Act.

“I look forward to working with Chair Little, NVCA staff and other members of the board,” Mr. Scott said. “Together we will continue to maintain and enhance a watershed that is resilient to climate change, and find a balance between development, the economy and environmental protection.”

Fifteen new members appointed by their municipalities joined NVCA’s Board of Directors at the meeting. Returning to the board are councillors Gary Harvey from Barrie and Ralph Manktelow from Mono.

“Thank you to everyone who served on the NVCA Board for the last four years,” said Mr. Little. “Especially councillor Walter Benotto of the Town of Shelburne, who has been on the board for the last 22 years. I can’t wait to share ideas and have discussions with all members, both new and returning. Only by working collaboratively as a grop can we address the many challenges facing the watershed throughout the next term of council.”

A total of 18 member municipalities from Simcoe, Dufferin and Grey County sit on the NVCA Board.

The board governs NVCA, a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through the protection of water, land and the future.



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