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Joe Tiernay

Ontario Good Roads Association Announces Retirement of Executive Director, Joe Tiernay
Municipal and road safety association recognizes Executive Director’s final year at OGRA.

Oakville, ON, Jan 14, 2020 - The Ontario Good Roads Association Board (OGRA) of Directors announces the pending retirement of OGRA’s Executive Director Joe Tiernay effective July 31, 2020.

Mr. Tiernay has always been dedicated to the municipal cause, beginning his career with the Town of Alliston in 1980, Joe worked for the City of Woodstock, Town of Ajax and the County of Peterborough. Fast-forwarding to 2000, Joe left municipal work and started his second career in Association Management as Executive Director with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. OGRA was fortunate to have Mr. Tiernay join the OGRA in 2005 as Executive Director, and over the past 15 years he’s grown OGRA into a strong voice for the municipal sector and positioned OGRA as an industry leader in advocacy, training and services for safer roads and infrastructure.

His work has assured OGRA’s success into the next several decades, as he’s developed key connections and created an excellent corporate culture for OGRA and has always made members needs a priority.

“Please join me in extending best wishes to Joe and his family in this milestone in his life. More information about plans to celebrate Joe’s retirement will be made available in the Spring/Summer of this year.” said Rick Kester, President, OGRA.

“It has been a true pleasure working with Joe and we wish him much happiness in his retirement years,” commented Mr. Kester. “We look forward to seeing Joe at future OGRA events and meetings. We know Joe will be kept busy by his family, travels and his passion for music” Kester added.

The Board of Directors has begun the process to find Mr. Tiernay’s replacement.

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

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.