CVC Board of Directors Announces New CAO

MISSISSAUGA – On behalf of the Board of Directors of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Chair Karen Ras is pleased to announce that Quentin Hanchard has been appointed the conservation authority’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary/Treasurer effective December 10, 2021. He will be replacing Deborah Martin-Downs who is retiring December 31, after eight years with CVC.

Through his experience as Associate Director, Development Planning and Permits with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Mr. Hanchard brings expertise in watershed management, planning and administration to CVC. His 24-year career in the environmental community includes a strong focus on partnership building – balancing environmental, economic and social imperatives. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Studies (Planning) from York University.

“We are excited to welcome Quentin to his new role as Chief Administrative Officer,” said Chair Ras. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to CVC. His proven ability to foster relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders will help continue CVC’s legacy of engagement and ensure we can move rapidly to complete many of our upcoming projects and initiatives.”

Photo: Quentin Hanchard

About Credit Valley Conservation
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 defined by the area of land 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. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


Media Contact:
Jon MacMull
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

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