Board of Directors and Committees

South Nation Conservation - Governance

Board of Directors

Municipalities within our jurisdiction appoint representatives to the Board of Directors, which oversee SNC’s budget, programs, and services.

SNC’s Board of Directors is comprised of 12 representatives from 16 Municipalities across it's jurisdiction:


 Front:  (left to right):  Fernand Dicaire, Vice Chair, PR; François St. Amour, Chair, PR; Doug Thompson, Past Chair, Ottawa

Back:  (left to right):  Angela Coleman, General Manager, SNC; George Darouze, Ottawa; Frank Landry, SDG; Archie Mellan, SDG; Glenn Mackey, LG; Peggy Taylor, LG; Pierre Leroux, PR; Bill Smirle, SDG

Absent:  Stephen Blais, Ottawa; Magda Kubasiewicz, Ottawa


Chair:                             François St. Amour

                                               Mayor, La Nation, Prescott Russell

Vice-Chair:                     Fernand Dicaire

                                               Mayor, Alfred-Plantagenet, Prescott Russell

Past-Chair:                     Doug Thompson

                                               Public Representative, City of Ottawa

Municipal Representatives:

City of Ottawa

Stephen Blais, Councillor

George Darouze, Councillor

Magda Kubasiewicz, Public Representative

United Counties of Prescott and Russell

Pierre Leroux, Mayor, Russell

United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry

François Landry, Councillor, North Stormont                                 

Archie Mellan, Councillor, South Dundas

Bill Smirle, Public Representative, North Dundas

United Counties of Leeds Grenville

Glenn Mackey, Public Representative, Augusta

Peggy Taylor, Deputy Mayor, Edwardsburgh Cardinal


To access archived versions of the Board agenda packages, please contact:

             Dianne MacMillan,

             Phone: 1-877-984-2948, extension 321

Standing Committees

Four Committees review SNC programs and develop recommendations to the Board. They include representatives from the general public, community groups, agriculture, business, industry, municipalities, government, and the Board of Directors. SNC environmental stewardship success depends upon partnerships to build strong, sensible programs with broad-based support.

Clean Water
The Clean Water Committee’s main function is to administer water quality programs. This includes the Clean Water Program, a grant-giving initiative that helps landowners protect surface and ground water quality.

Responsible for all internal and external communications, the 12-member Communications Committee meets regularly to discuss promotion, press releases, special events, and fundraising.

Fish and Wildlife
The Fish and Wildlife Committee has a wide membership with both formal training and years of experience on which to draw. Biologists, life-long fishermen, professional anglers, students, and a wildlife technician meet four times a year to discuss the state of the South Nation fishery.

The forestry committee provides guidance to SNC staff in the delivery of its forestry program. Members include representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, forestry consultants, farmers, rural landowners, board members, contractors, and provincial and municipal governments.