Helen Jowett has been acclaimed to a fourth one-year term as Chair of the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA). Chris White has also been acclaimed to a fourth one-year term as Vice-Chair.
Both members were acclaimed by the GRCA Board of Directors at the general membership meeting on January 25, 2019. As per the GRCA by-laws, a member is eligible to be re-elected to the role of chair or vice-chair for a maximum of five one-year terms. The 26-member GRCA Board is composed of representatives appointed by the municipalities within the Grand River watershed.
“The role of the Grand River Conservation Authority as a leading watershed management agency, and the relationships with our partners are critical to the health and vitality of our communities,” said Helen Jowett. “I look forward to continuing to work with the board and GRCA staff as we continue with the implementation of our strategic plan.”
During the meeting, both the Chair and Vice-Chair expressed appreciation to fellow board members and GRCA staff for their dedication and contributions in the stewardship of the water and natural resources within the Grand River watershed.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to support the board and GRCA staff as we continue to work towards our shared vision of a healthy watershed where we live, work, play, and prosper in balance with the natural environment,” said Chris White.
Helen Jowett was elected as a Region of Waterloo Councillor for Cambridge in 2014 and was subsequently appointed as a member of the GRCA Board. She holds an MBA and is a Certified Human Resources Professional and Mediator.
Chris White has been a member of the GRCA Board since 2014. He holds a BA in History and Economics, and is a certified ISO 9000 Lead Auditor. He was elected to the Guelph/Eramosa Township Council in 2003, became Mayor in 2006 and served as Warden from 2011-2014.