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 13 representatives from 16 Municipalities across it's jurisdiction:
Front: left to right: Doug Thompson, Past Chair; Bill Smirle, Chair; George Darouze, Vice Chair
Middle: left to right: Stephen Blais, Ottawa; Gerrie Kautz, Ottawa; Angela Coleman, General Manager; Dana Farcasiu, Leeds Grenville; Pierre Leroux, Prescott Russell; Daniel Lafleur, Prescott Russell; Peggy Taylor, Leeds Grenville
Back: left to right: Stéphane Sarrazin, Prescott Russell; Michael Brown, Ottawa; Archie Mellan, Stormont Dundas Glengarry
Absent: Steve Densham, Stormont Dundas Glengarry
Chair: Bill Smirle
Public Representative, Stormont Dundas Glengarry
Vice Chair: George Darouze
Councillor, City of Ottawa
Past-Chair: Doug Thompson
2020 Municipal Representatives:
City of Ottawa
Stephen Blais, Councillor
Michael Brown, Public Representative
Gerrie Kautz, Public Representative
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Daniel Lafleur, Mayor, Casselman
Pierre Leroux, Mayor, Russell
François St. Amour, Mayor, La Nation
United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry
Steve Densham, Councillor, North Stormont
Archie Mellan, Councillor, South Dundas
United Counties of Leeds Grenville
Dana Farcasiu, Public Representative, North Grenville
Peggy Taylor, Public Representative, Edwardsburgh Cardinal
To access archived versions of the Board agenda packages, please contact:
Dianne MacMillan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.