For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 –Mississauga Councillor, Pat Mullin, has been re-elected chair of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).  Councillor Mullin’s re-election marks 25 years of service to the CVC Board of Directors. The CVC board consists of 12 members represented by Councillors from member municipalities within the Credit River Watershed.

“I want to thank the members of the board for their continued support,” said Councillor Mullin after her re-election. “CVC is an integral partner in our respective municipalities and it is crucial that we continue to work with provincial and federal governments to protect the environment. We must build on the successes of 2010 and continue to maintain the health of the watershed in 2011.”

During Councillor Mullin’s tenure on the CVC board, she has served on advisory boards such as Water Management, Conservation Services, and Parks and Recreation.  Under her guidance, CVC has grown into the third largest conservation authority in the group of 36 in Ontario.  Councillor Mullin’s leadership has brought funding increases, particularly from the Region of Peel, that have allowed CVC to build upon its core environmental research strength to put conservation projects in the ground, from urban and rural to education and outreach activities, planting projects, and Low Impact Development initiatives.  Councillor Mullin also continues to serve as a member of the CVC Foundation Board.

Two vice-chairs have also been elected: John Hutton representing the City of Brampton, and Joan Robson, who represents the Town of Halton Hills.  Councillor Hutton has served as a CVC board member for 30 years.  During this time, Councillor Hutton has served on advisory boards such as Conservation Services, Water Management and Restoration, as well as the Executive Committee / Hearing Board.  Councillor Robson is newly elected as vice-chair of the CVC board and has served as a board member for 10 years.  Councillor Robson has served on the CVC Executive Committee / Hearing Board, chaired and been a member the Awards Subcommittee of the board for CVC’s annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards, and has been instrumental in implementing Low Impact Development in Halton Hills.

This year, CVC also welcomes new members to the Board of Directors: Councillors Jim Tovey and Ron Starr are among four Region of Peel appointees for the City of Mississauga; Mayor Lou Maieron represents the Town of Erin; and Councillor Tom Adams is the Region of Halton appointee for the Town of Oakville, whose appointment is expected to be ratified February 16.

CVC is accountable through its Board of Directors to the municipalities and residents in the Credit River Watershed.  These members approve and guide CVC programs and policies, and set its budget.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Marta Marychuk,
Community Relations specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]
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