January 29, 2013 – Newmarket, ON – On Friday, January 25th, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), marking the beginning of its 62nd year of focused environmental science, research, protection, restoration and education in the Lake Simcoe watershed.
This year’s annual meeting was particularly significant with the election of a new Chair and Vice Chair. Georgina Mayor Robert Grossi was elected to the position of Chair, and Durham Regional Councillor Debbie Bath was elected to the position of Vice Chair.
“I’m thrilled that the Board of Directors has chosen to support me in the role of Chair,” said Mayor Grossi. “As a member of the board for over a decade, I see this new role as a tremendous opportunity to lead a remarkable organization that is working to protect and restore Lake Simcoe and the surrounding watershed. I look forward to building on the significant work of our former Chair, Mayor Hackson, and standing as a strong advocate and representative for LSRCA – it’s truly an honour.”
“The board members and the staff at LSRCA are incredibly dedicated and passionate about our watershed, and to be a bigger part of that is really exciting,” said Vice Chair Bath. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Chair Grossi and the staff to continue to advance the goals of the Authority.”
The LSRCA Board of Directors typically holds its annual meeting at the end of January each year: closing business for the prior year, electing the Chair and Vice Chair positions, and opening business for the new year.
As part of the wrap-up of 2012, LSRCA also issued an annual report highlighting the year’s significant accomplishments. The report can be found online at www.LSRCA.on.ca.