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Committees 2014 - 2015


President Andrew Henry
1st Vice President Peter Chilibeck
2nd Vice President John Stuart
Past President N/A
Secretary Ed Houghton

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

When a key issue affecting public water supply in the province is identified, the Resolutions Committee summarizes the issue and makes recommendations for actions in the form of a resolution which is presented to the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Approved resolutions are sent to the Minister of the Environment and other ministers who have a responsibility with the subject of the resolution.

Members of the Committee

President, Andrew Henry
1st Vice President, Peter Chilibeck
Director, Nick Benkovich
Executive Director, Ed Houghton


COMMUNICATIONS AND WEBSITE COMMITTEE

The committee provides OMWA members with updated information on OMWA activities and drinking water issues primarily through postings on the website, Pipeline and e-mail. A member of the committee sits on the OWWA Communications Committee.

Members of the Committee

President, Andrew Henry
1st Vice President, Peter Chilibeck
Director, Rosemary K. MacLennan
Executive Director, Ed Houghton


ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

The OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference & Trade Show is held annually in various locations in the province. The OMWA Conference & Program Committees are a key part of the Conference Management team and are responsible jointly for the overall program and for the OMWA Concurrent Sessions program and have the responsibility for ensuring that key provincial cabinet members are included in the program.

Members of the Committee

President, Andrew Henry
Executive Director, Ed Houghton


COUNCIL OF GREAT LAKES GOVERNORS ADVISORY COUNCIL

The committee monitors the work of the Great Lakes Charter Annex Advisory Panel and other initiatives concerning the Great Lakes and provides feedback on behalf of OMWA and OWWA.

Members of the Committee


JOINT OWWA/OMWA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The OWWA/OMWA Joint Committee functions as a Joint Special Executive Committee reporting to the Boards of OWWA and OMWA. It is responsible for preparing and making submissions to the provincial government when both associations agree that it is in their best interest to do so, in such matters as; Proposed legislation and regulation EBR postings Attending stakeholder workshops.

Members of the Committee

Chair, Robert Walton
President, Andrew Henry
Director, Nick Benkovich
Executive Director, Ed Houghton


AWARDS/SERVICE RECOGNITION/BURSARY COMMITTEE

The committee nominates the award recipients for the Don Black Award, The Award of Exceptional Merit, advise the board on the long service members who are to be recognized at the Annual General Meeting and reviews the applications for the OMWA Bursary's.

Members of the Committee

1st Vice President, Peter Chilibeck
Director, Nick Benkovich
Director, Mark Howson
Executive Director, Ed Houghton


NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

The committee reviews the names of potential directors for OMWA and prepares a list of qualified candidates to the Annual General Meeting for approval.

Members of the Committee

Executive Director, Ed Houghton
Director, Mark Howson - North
President, Andrew Henry - West


GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The committee monitors legislative and regulatory changes that may affect the drinking water industry and provide advise to the Board of Directors and to the Joint OWWA/OMWA Committee regarding the status, interpretation and implications of the changes.

Members of the Committee

President, Andrew Henry
1st Vice President, Peter Chilibeck
Executive Director, Ed Houghton


FINANCE COMMITTEE

The primary responsibility of the Finance Committee is to take steps on behalf of the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities including, the integrity of the Corporation's financial statements. This also includes the review of the annual operating budget prior to its submission to the baord for review and approval.

Members of the Committee

President, Andrew Henry
1st Vice President, Peter Chilibeck
Executive Director, Ed Houghton