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Ontario Good Roads Association Welcomes the 2020/2021 Board of Directors.
The oldest road and municipal association is pleased to announce its new OGRA President and BODs.

Oakville, ON, March 3, 2020 - The installation of the 2020/2021 Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Board of Directors (BOD) took place at OGRA’s 2020 conference last week. OGRA welcomes two new faces to the BOD and announces Rick Harms, P. Eng, Project Engineer, City of Thunder Bay as its new President.

“We are pleased to welcome Rick Harms as the new President of OGRA and I look forward to working with him throughout his term”, said Joe Tiernay, Executive Director, OGRA. “This year we are pleased to welcome Melissa Abercrombie and Chris Angelo to the OGRA Board of Directors.” continued Tiernay. “We are excited with the talent, years of knowledge and experience the Board brings to OGRA. Rick Harms will serve the next year as President and help guide the OGRA and our initiatives.” said Tiernay.

OGRA 2020/2021 BOD Includes:

  • Dave Burton, OGRA 1st Vice-President, Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East
  • Paul Schoppmann, OGRA 2nd Vice-President, Mayor, Municipality of St.-Charles
  • John Parsons, CET, OGRA 3rd Vice-President, Division Manager, Road Operations & Forestry, City of London
  • Rick Kester, P.Eng., Immediate Past President
  • Melissa Abercrombie, P.Eng. Manager, Engineering Services, Oxford County
  • Paul Ainslie, Councillor, City of Toronto
  • Chris Angelo, Director of Public Works & Environmental Services, City of Quinte West
  • Antoine Boucher, P.Eng. Director of Public Works and Engineering, Municipality of East Ferris
  • Aakash Desai, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Grey Highlands
  • Kelly Elliott, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Thames Centre
  • Cheryl Fort, Mayor, Township of Hornepayne
  • Donna Jebb, Councillor, Town of New Tecumseth
  • Steven Kodama, P.Eng. Director or Transportation Services, City of Toronto
  • Bryan Lewis, Councillor, Town of Halton Hills


The Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) was founded in 1894. Based out of Oakville, Ontario, OGRA is governed by 15 board members with 17 staff supporting its membership. The mandate of the Ontario Good Roads Association is to advance the infrastructure and transportation interests of its members through training, advocacy and services. OGRA currently has more than 650 members, which includes corporations, municipalities, and First Nations. For more information visit www.OGRA.org

For more information please contact:

Rachel Swiednicki
Manager, Communications and Marketing | Ontario Good Roads Association
1525 Cornwall Road, Unit 22. Oakville, ON L6J0B2


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The Ontario Good Roads Association advances the infrastructure and transportation interests of our members through training, advocacy and services.