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Grey Sauble Conservation Authority board elects new leaders

Georgian Bluffs mayor will serve as chair of the board, and Owen Sound deputy mayor will be vice-chair
Georgian Bluffs Mayor Sue Carleton is chair of the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority and Owen Sound Deputy Mayor Scott Greig is vice-chair.

Georgian Bluffs Mayor Sue Carleton is the new chair of the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority.

The authority’s board of directors elected Carleton the new chair at its annual general meeting held on Feb. 22. Owen Sound Deputy Mayor Scott Greig was selected as the authority’s new vice-chair. Both Carleton and Greig were acclaimed to the positions.

“I feel very privileged to have been nominated and acclaimed to the position of chair of Grey Sauble Conservation Authority. I look forward to working with vice chair Scott Greig and having his experience to draw on, as well as CAO Tim Lanthier and all the great staff who work for the authority,” said Carleton. “I firmly believe in the conservation authority and the work that is done by the authority to care for our green spaces, our waterways, our trail network, our native species, all so that future generations can have the same enjoyment of this natural beauty that we do. I believe we need to do all we can do to leave this world a better one than we currently have.”

Greig had served as chair in 2021 and 2022 and he paid tribute to one of the authority’s founding board members the late Elwood Moore, who died recently. Greig encouraged the current board to commit to advancing conservation endeavours and inform residents on the benefits of protecting the natural environment in the spirit of Moore.

The province recently changed the Conservation Authorities Act to limit the term of a chair to a maximum of two consecutive years.

“It is with great pleasure to have board support to serve as their vice-chair and work alongside chair Sue Carleton to advance the best interests of conservation and environmental protection, particularly during this time due to challenges presented from the federal and provincial government as it applies to development and growth,” said Greig.

The next GSCA board of directors meeting will be held on March 22, 2023.