OGRA Welcomes the 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Topic: Press Release
Published: May 2021

Oakville, ON, February 26, 2021 – Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. The installation of the board took place this past week at its annual conference, which because of the pandemic was held online.

OGRA welcomes its new President, Dave Burton, Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East.

“We look forward to Dave Burton’s leadership as the new President of the OGRA Board. At the same time, we are grateful for Rick Harms’ service as President during a most unusual year”, said Scott Butler, OGRA’s Executive Director. “The board will be a valuable strategic resource as we look for ways to help municipalities understand the opportunities available to them after the pandemic.” continued Mr. Butler.

OGRA helps municipalities and First Nations succeed through advancing technology and infrastructure, through its training and education courses, advocacy and services.

OGRA 2021-2022 Board of Directors is:

Executive Members
Dave Burton, OGRA President and Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East
Paul Schoppmann, OGRA First Vice-President and Mayor, Municipality of St. Charles
John Parsons, OGRA Second Vice-President and Division Manager, Road Operations and Forestry, City of London
Bryan Lewis, OGRA Third Vice-President and Councillor, Town of Halton Hills
Rick Harms, Immediate Past President and Project Engineer, City of Thunder Bay

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
Antoine Boucher, Director of Public Works and Engineering, Municipality of East Ferris
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
Travis Wilson, Director of Public Works, Township of Minden Hills

About Ontario Good Roads Association
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.

For more information, please contact:
Rachel Swiednicki
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Ontario Good Roads Association
1525 Cornwall Road, Unit 22
Oakville, ON L6J 0B2
P. 289-291-OGRA (6472) ext. 30
C. 905-630-0542