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Toronto Region Conservation Authority Announces New CEO

By Water Canada 11:18AM August 02, 2017

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Today, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) announced their selection of John MacKenzie as the new chief executive officer.

After a year-long North American search, City of Toronto Councillor Maria Augimeri, chair of TRCA, announced MacKenzie as the successor to current CEO, Brian Denney. Denney will step down as CEO after an exceptional 44-year career at TRCA.

MacKenzie brings more than two decades of experience in urban and environmental planning, public administration, infrastructure planning, project delivery, and environmental stewardship to his new role at TRCA. He is currently Deputy City Manager of Planning and Growth Management at the City of Vaughan, where he has played a leadership role in advancing corporate and strategic initiatives. MacKenzie is recognized as an expert on technical and policy matters related to land use planning, natural heritage planning, real estate, infrastructure delivery, land development, and environmental assessment.

In his previous roles at the Ontario Government, MacKenzie successfully managed significant infrastructure projects and played a major role in government policy initiatives including the establishment of the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

“As the Toronto region grows, we face tremendous challenges and opportunities in safeguarding the long-term quality of life through the protection and restoration of a healthy natural environment in the region,” said Councillor Augimeri. “Mr. MacKenzie brings the knowledge, experience and leadership qualities to help TRCA and its municipal partners address those challenges and opportunities and forge a path toward a healthy and prosperous future for the Toronto region for generations to come.”

MacKenzie will begin his term as CEO of TRCA in November 2017.

Photo Credit: Mike CollinsWilliams.

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