Bill Twaddle – Chair
Mr. Twaddle has been a councillor for the City of Owen Sound for several years. He has served on various committees, such as the Owen Sound Police Services Board, Environment Committee and Operations Advisory Committee. As well, he has been Chair of the Health Unit and a Councillor on Grey County Council
Municipal Representatives (4)
Dennis Kefalas – Municipal Representative (Group 1 – Northern Bruce Peninsula, South Bruce Peninsula, Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs)
Mitch Twolan – Municipal Representative (Group 2 – Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Howick, Morris-Turnberry, South Bruce)
Mitch Twolan has been Mayor of the Township of Huron-Kinloss since 2004. He serves on Bruce County Council and holds the position of Warden of Bruce County. As well, he was involved in the formation of the Pine River Watershed Initiative and formerly served as a director of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority. During his time with Huron-Kinloss, Mr. Twolan has helped to implement water quality testing and septic re-inspection programs. Many people will also recognize him as a realtor in the Point Clark area.
John Fruin – Municipal Representative (Group 3 – Arran-Elderslie, Brockton, Hanover, Minto, Southgate, Wellington North)
Born and raised in Walkerton Ontario. 27 of his 37 working career years were spent as a licensed operator in Water/Waste Water Treatment. John has worked for the Town of Walkerton, Ontario Clean Water Agency, Veolia Water Canada, Municipality of South Bruce and the Town of Hanover. He held positions from operator to chief operator of Water/Waste Water Treatment.
Jim Uram – Municipal Representative (Group 4 – Chatsworth, West Grey, Grey Highlands, Meaford, Blue Mountains)
Agricultural Representatives (3)
Stan Eby – Agricultural Representative (Farmer – Kincardine)
Stan is a past president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, and was an active member of the Drinking Water Source Protection Agriculture and Rural Sector Working Group that provided input for Source Protection Plan policy development. Stan has also owned and operated a pasturing and cash crop farm in the Kincardine area since 1971.
Robert Emerson – Agricultural Representative (Farmer – Huron-Kinloss)
Mr. Emerson is well-known in the agricultural community for his involvement as a director and former President of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture and director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. He has always been a full-time farmer and runs a purebred Charolais cow-calf herd and cash crops on his farm. Mr. Emerson is also a committee member on the Pine River Watershed Initiative
Les Nichols – Agricultural Representative
Les Nichols works in agri-business and is a resident of the Municipality of South Bruce. As well, he serves on the board of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and is Vice-chair of the Bruce County Library Board.
Commercial/Industrial Representative (1)
Gord Timmerman – Commercial/Industrial Representative
Gord has almost 20 years of municipal experience within areas of zoning, official plans, and development, along with another 16 years of experience with a municipal water and wastewater operation. This experience involved working closely with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and related directly to the types of threats and activities that are regulated under the Drinking Water Source Protection program.
Other Interests (4)
Tara Saab – Environment Representative
Tara has a Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Planning and Management with a focus on protection of drinking water and has worked as a water policy consultant for Environment Canada. She has also worked with the Grey Bruce Health Unit and prepared various water policies and guidelines. Tara has expressed great interest in being able to use her skills and knowledge as a valued member of the Committee.
Angela Newman – Health Representative
Angela Newman is a Public Health Manager at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Angela started at the health unit as a Public Health Inspector in 2003 responsible for a variety of inspection programs including food safety, drinking water, recreational water, health hazards, and infection control. She became a manager in 2010 and has covered several programs in her portfolio the past 7 years including drinking water.
Bruce Davidson – Environment (Brockton resident)
Bruce Davidson is co-founder and vice-chair of the Concerned Walkerton Citizens, an organization which formed after the Walkerton water tragedy in 2000. Mr. Davidson was heavily involved during the Walkerton Inquiry and made presentations during the development of the Clean Water Act legislation. Presently, Mr. Davidson serves on the Canadian Environmental Law Association board, Brockton Environmental Committee, Hanover Brockton Landfill Committee and the Water Guardians Network.
Richard (Dick) Hibma – Public Representative (Owen Sound resident)