On behalf of the Board of Directors of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Chair Pat Mullin today announced Deborah Martin-Downs as the conservation authority’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary/Treasurer effective August 6, 2013.

Through her experience as Director, Ecology Division with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Deborah Martin-Downs brings broad organizational, operational and technical leadership to CVC. Her 30-year career in the environmental community includes both private sector consulting and public sector, in-the-field postings. She holds her Masters Degree in Zoology and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.

Active on environmental committees, Ms. Martin-Downs has earned her reputation as a visionary thinker, creative problem solver and inclusive relationship builder with stakeholders across the province.

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Martin-Downs to her new role as Chief Administrative Officer,” said Chair Mullin. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to CVC, the third largest conservation authority in Ontario. Her strategic leadership and her ability to inspire excellence in her staff will prove an enormous asset to Credit Valley Conservation as we build momentum and plan for the future.”

Photo: Deborah Martin-Downs


Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an Act of the Province of Ontario in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources, other than minerals, in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Media Contact:

Maureen Pogue
Manager, Corporate Communications & CAO Office
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 242
[email protected]

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