RRCA Board Re-elects Chair and Vice-Chair

March 19, 2021

2021 Chair, Bryan McGillis (left) and Vice-chair, Martin Lang (right)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority's (RRCA) Board of Directors re-elected its Chair and Vice-Chair at their March 18, 2021 meeting.

Unanimously re-elected to serve for a second year, Bryan McGillis, Mayor of the Township of South Stormont, was re-elected Chair and Martin Lang, Councillor for the Township of South Glengarry, was re-elected Vice-Chair.

“Thank you to the Board and staff for your confidence. I got my feet wet as RRCA Chair in 2020 and look forward to leading the Authority again in 2021,” said Chair Bryan McGillis.

The RRCA’s Board of Directors consists of 8 representatives from their 5 member municipalities: the City of Cornwall and the Townships of North Glengarry, South Glengarry, North Stormont, and South Stormont.  The Board oversees the Authority’s budget, programs, and services.  

“Since 1963, the RRCA has been protecting people, property, and the environment through provincially-mandated and Board-mandated programs and services. Under the Board’s leadership, the RRCA offers watershed-based community services ranging from guiding sustainable development to offering outdoor natural spaces,” said RRCA’s General Manager, Richard Pilon.

Last year was a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the RRCA adapted and continued its services in 2020 and looks forward to its initiatives planned for 2021.  Staff are gearing up to begin planting 60,000 trees throughout Cornwall and surrounding area of SDG.  The RRCA’s Conservation Areas are also ready to greet boaters at the Gray’s Creek Marina opening on April 26 and campers at Charlottenburgh Park opening on May 21.

For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca or contact Lisa Van De Ligt, Communications Specialist, (613) 938-3611 ext. 223, Lisa.VanDeLigt@rrca.on.ca.