2019 - 2020 Policy Committee
Dave Burton, Reeve, Municipality of Highlands East & OGRA 2nd Vice-President:
Paul Ainslie, Councillor, City of Toronto & OGRA Director
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, CAO, City of Belleville and OGRA 1st Vice-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
Robert Hazra, Manager, Operations Office
Allan Moore, Team Leader, Passenger Transportation Office
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.
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
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 Policy Committee.
Advisors shall be appointed annually at the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the Combined Conference.
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.
The Policy Committee may establish special-purpose Task Forces as required. Such Task Forces shall report to the