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​New course charted for LSRCA Board with election of new Chair and Vice Chair

Annual General Meeting showcases 2014 achievements and opens business for 2015

January 26, 2015 – Newmarket, ON – On Friday, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), marking the beginning of its 64th year of focused environmental science, research, protection, restoration and education in the Lake Simcoe watershed.

This year's annual general meeting saw some new faces around the table as a result of the recent municipal election. It also saw a change in leadership with a new Chair and Vice-Chair elected.

"I am thrilled for this opportunity to Chair such an amazing organization with a strong record of environmental achievement in this watershed," said newly elected Chair, Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe. The dedication and passion I see at the board and staff levels is unprecedented. We have challenges ahead of us, but I know that we have a Board and staff team fully capable of working to find ways to move forward."

Vice Chair, Regional Councillor / Deputy Mayor, Township of Scugog, Bobbie Drew echoed Chair Dawe's sentiments, adding that she is "excited to be helping to lead the Board of an agency that is tackling some heady issues like development and climate change. I am proud of our accomplishments and see tremendous opportunity in the future."

The Authority's 2014 Annual Report, released at Friday's Annual General Meeting, outlines another stellar year of accomplishments. Highlights include expanding the Authority's environmental project assistance to urban dwellers, growing ownership of and ongoing upgrades to its green spaces, and minimizing the impact of new development. The annual report and a short video rendition can be found online at www.LSRCA.on.ca. A list of the complete Board membership can also be found online.

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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