January 22, 2024 – Brampton and Peel Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi was acclaimed as Chair of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) at the inaugural 2024 board meeting held Friday, January 19. He has been a member of CVC’s Board of Directors since 2015 and this marks his first term as Chair. The CVC board consists of 12 municipal representatives from member municipalities within the Credit River Watershed.
“I am honoured to serve as Chair for Credit Valley Conservation,” said Councillor Palleschi. “I look forward to working with my colleagues, our dedicated staff, residents and businesses to create a watershed where a diversity of life thrives.”
“This year marks CVC’s 70th anniversary. We look forward to celebrating this milestone as we adapt to a changing climate and provide meaningful opportunities for residents to connect with nature in our communities.”
Councillor Palleschi has served as a Brampton and Peel Regional Councillor for nearly 10 years. He has also served on the CVC Foundation Board.
The CVC Board of Directors also acclaimed Mayor of Halton Hills and Halton Region Council member Mayor Ann Lawlor as Vice-Chair. Mayor Lawlor’s election marks her first year as Vice-Chair and her sixth year of service on the Board.
This year’s Board of Directors includes new and returning members from municipal councils throughout the watershed:
- Tom Adams, Town of Oakville
- Dipika Damerla, City of Mississauga
- Stephen Dasko, City of Mississauga
- Michael Dehn, Town of Erin
- Christina Early, Town of Caledon
- Dennis Keenan, City of Brampton
- Ann Lawlor, Town of Halton Hills
- Matt Mahoney, City of Mississauga
- Fred Nix, Township of Mono
- Michael Palleschi, City of Brampton
- Alvin Tedjo, City of Mississauga
- Vacant, Town of Orangeville
CVC is accountable through its Board of Directors to the municipalities and residents in the Credit River Watershed. The board approves and guides CVC policies, programs, projects and sets its annual budget.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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