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Policy Committee

2019 - 2020 Policy Committee

 
Chair
 
Dave Burton, Reeve, Municipality of Highlands East & OGRA 2nd Vice-President:  
 
Vice-Chair
 
Paul Ainslie, Councillor, City of Toronto & OGRA Director 
 
Members
 
Salim Alibhai, Director, Capital Planning and Delivery, Transportation Services, The Regional Municipality of York, representing Municipal Engineers Association
 
Aakash Desai, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Grey Highlands & OGRA Director
 
Cheryl Fort, Mayor, Township of Hornepayne and OGRA Director 

Rick Harms, Project Engineer, City of Thunder Bay and 1st Vice-President:   

Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation Services, Regional Municipality of York, representing Municipal Engineers Association
 
Rick Kester,  OGRA President
 
John Parsons, Division Manager, Road Operations, City of London and OGRA Director
 
Paul Schoppmann, 3rd Vice-President and Mayor, Municipality of St.-Charles

Chris Traini, Immediate Past President and County Engineer, County of Middlesex

 
MTO Representatives                 

Robert Hazra, Manager, Operations Office

Allan Moore, Team Leader, Passenger Transportation Office  

Mandate

The Policy Committee shall provide the Board of Directors with policy advice on a wide range of municipal transportation issues.

The committee shall

  • review relevant policy proposals and government legislation and develop a response where appropriate.
  • initiate policy reports for submission to the Board of Directors.
  • develop timely recommendations to the Board of Directors on emerging issues.
  • identify issues of interest to the membership and recommend appropriate action by the Board of Directors.
  • acts as the Resolutions Committee and develops recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Membership

The membership of the Policy Committee shall comprise:

Members of the Board of Directors as determined by the Board of Directors
Two representatives of the Municipal Engineers Association

Committee Chair

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

Advisors

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

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors shall determine the meeting schedule of the committee.
The committee shall normally meet in conjunction with the meetings of the Board of Directors.

Task Forces

The Policy Committee may establish special-purpose Task Forces as required. Such Task Forces shall report to the
Policy Committee.