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Member Services Committee

2018 - 2019 Member Services Committee Members


Antoine Boucher, OGRA Director and Director of Public Works and Engineering, Municipality of East Ferris
Michael Touw, OGRA Director and Manager of Operations, County of Peterboroug         

Salim Alibhai, Director, Capital Planning and Delivery, Transportation Services, The Regional Municipality of York, representing Municipal Engineers Association
Dave Burton, Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East and OGRA 3rd Vice-President
Rick Harms, Project Engineer, City of Thunder Bay, and OGRA 2nd Vice-President
Steven Kodama, Director of Transportation Services, City of Toronto and OGRA Director
Ken Lauppé, Immediate President, Manager, Works Operations Transportation and Works Department, City of Mississauga
Chris Traini, County Engineer, County of Middlesex and OGRA President


The Member Services Committee shall provide the Board of Directors with recommendations on a wide range of member services including education and training programs, infrastructure management services, information services and marketing/communications initiatives.

The committee shall:

  • Provide recommendations to the Board of Directors on new education and training programs
  • Pursue partnerships with contractor and supplier associations, professional associations, and educational institutions, wherever appropriate
  • Provides representation and input into the development of standards, policies and procedures regarding municipal transportation and public works
  • Provides recommendations on marketing/communications initiatives to the Board of Directors


The membership of the Policy Committee shall comprise:

  • Members of the Board of Directors as determined by the Board of Directors
  • A representative of the Municipal Engineer Association

Committee Chair
The Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of the committee at its meeting immediately following the Combined Conference.

The Board of Directors may appoint advisors to the committee, but these advisors shall not be voting members of the Member Services Committee. Advisors shall be appointed annually at the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the Combined Conference.