OGRA Board Vacancy Filled

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Good Roads Association is pleased to announce that Yolaine Kirlew, Councillor, Municipality of Sioux Lookout has been appointed to fill the vacant position on the OGRA Board from the Northern Zone. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Luc Duval, former Director of Public Works & Engineering for the City of Timmins.

Ms. Kirlew is a first term Councillor in Sioux Lookout and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Carleton University and a Masters of Arts in Conflict Resolution from Saint Paul University, both in Ottawa. Councillor Kirlew has many years of experience serving on various Boards and Committees including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Sioux Lookout Anti-racism Committee, Arts Culture & Heritage Committee, Youth Development Commission and the First Step Women’s Shelter. She is also the past Chair of the Congress of Black Women, Ottawa Chapter and has published various books including “The Historical Practice of Reconciliation in the 1990’s: A Canadian First Nation Context”.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome someone of Yolaine’s character and experience to the Board of Directors” said OGRA President Ken Lauppé. “Her unique awareness of aboriginal issues and knowledge of the north will be a great asset to the Board during our deliberations” he added.

Councillor Kirlew will be joining the Board in time for their meetings in Brampton, June 21 – 23, 2017.


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