Mississauga Councillor Karen Ras was acclaimed as chair of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) during a board meeting on January 17, 2020.
The election marks Ras’ second term as chair and her sixth year of service on the CVC Board of Directors.
“I’m honoured to be acclaimed as chair of Credit Valley Conservation,” said Councillor Ras. “These are important times for Ontario conservation authorities.”
“We have a new Conservation Authorities Act with pending regulations,” Ras said. “We’re continuing to support municipalities and neighbours with services like flood warning and greening communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”
“We’re proud to work with our partners in government and across the watershed to lead protection, restoration, and enhancement of our local natural environment,” Ras added.
The CVC Board of Directors also acclaimed Town of Oakville Councillor Tom Adams as vice chair. Adams has served on the CVC board since 2011 and previously served as vice chair in 2013 and 2019.
The CVC board consists of 12 members from watershed municipalities, all of whom were also reappointed to the Credit Valley Source Protection Authority:
- Karen Ras, Ward 2, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Tom Adams, Ward 6, Town of Oakville and Region of Halton Councillor.
- Martin Medeiros, Wards 3 and 4, City of Brampton and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Michael Palleschi, Wards 2 and 6, City of Brampton and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Ron Starr, Ward 6, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Stephen Dasko, Ward 1, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Matt Mahoney, Ward 8, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Johanna Downey, Ward 2, Town of Caledon and Region of Peel Councillor.
- Ann Lawlor, Ward 4 Councillor, Town of Halton Hills.
- John Brennan, Councillor, Town of Erin.
- Grant Peters, Councillor, Town of Orangeville.
- Tom Nevills, Councillor, Township of East Garafraxa.
CVC is accountable through its Board of Directors to the municipalities and residents in the Credit River Watershed. The board approves and guides CVC’s policies, programs, and services. It also sets the organization’s annual budget.