April 19, 2022, Oakville, ON – At the 2022 Good Roads Conference, the membership of Ontario’s oldest municipal association elected a record number of women to its Board of Directors. For the first time in its history, one-third of the Directors are women. More than 1,500 professionals attended the conference that was held in Toronto from April 10 – 13, 2022.
“While the Board recognizes this milestone, it also acknowledges there is more work to do. Everyone understands that it is important to have leaders that reflect Ontarians,” said Scott Butler, Executive Director, Good Roads. “I look forward to working with the new Board to deliver the advocacy, training and services that municipalities need to be successful in 2022. On a personal level, I am honoured to be the president of Good Roads at such a critical time for the municipal sector,” said Paul Schoppmann, President, Good Roads.
Good Roads 2022-2023 Board of Directors includes:
- Paul Schoppmann, President, and Mayor, Municipality of St. Charles
- John Parsons, First Vice-President and Division Manager, Road Operations and Forestry, City of London
- Bryan Lewis, Second Vice-President and Councillor, Town of Halton Hills
- Antoine Boucher, Director of Public Works and Engineering, Municipality of East Ferris, Third Vice-President
- Dave Burton, Immediate Past President and Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East
- Melissa Abercrombie, Manager, Engineering Services, Oxford County
- Paul Ainslie, Councillor, City of Toronto
- Chris Angelo, Director of Public Works & Environmental Services, City of Quinte West
- David Armstrong, Manager of Public Works, Town of Gananoque
- Nazzareno Capano, Manager of Transportation Policy and Innovation, City of Toronto
- 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
- Kristin Murray, Councillor, City of Timmins
Good Roads is a municipal association concerned with the advancement of roads and other infrastructure in Ontario. Based in Oakville, Ontario, we have been devoted to the cause of better roads since 1894. Originally known as the Ontario Good Roads Association (and still using that name corporately), we have more than 450 member governments, including most of Ontario’s municipalities and a growing number of First Nations, as well as dozens of affiliated corporate members in the transportation and infrastructure sectors. Our purpose, in part, is to connect our members to each other, to other levels of government, and to relevant companies in the private sector. Our members look to us for training, knowledge, political advocacy, and answers to their most pressing problems. Good Roads is resolutely independent.
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