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director before taking on the post of property and approvals director in 2013. “Growing up in Crysler and my life- long community involvement has given me insight into the challenges facing rural communities,” Coleman stated. “At SNC, we’ve always been mindful of those challenges and work closely with our watershed residents andmunicipal partners to address them.” Retiring general manager O’Grady has been involved with conservation agencies in Ontario for almost four decades, starting in 1978 as a summer student worker. During his three decades with the SNC, noted Thompson, O’Grady has developed an international reputation in conservation circles, often invited to speak at major environmental conferences in Canada and the U.S., on topics ranging from floodplain regulations to reforestation and forest preservation programs. “Conservation Authorities are the best organizations protecting the environment,” stated O’Grady. “Local peoplemaking local decisions: that’s the key.” Both O’Grady and Coleman will be working together in the new year to prepare for the changeover in chair authority. “Dennis has provided guidance over the years, and has been influential inmy decision to continue my career in environmental conservation,” stated Coleman. “We are working closely together to ensure a seamless transition.”


After three decades, there will be a major changeover on the administration side of the SouthNation Conservation Authority. At the end of next May, Dennis O’Grady steps down as general manager for the regional conservation agency and looks forward to official retirement. Taking over as the new general manager for the South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) is Angela Coleman, the current director for propertymanagement and approvals at the SNC’s Finch headquarters. “On behalf of SNC’s board of directors, we are pleased to have Angela Coleman accept her new role at SNC,” statedDougThompson, SNC chairman, in a press release. “Angela has demonstrated excellent leadership at SNC since she started her career with us in 2001. Given her skills, experience, and credentials, the position of general manager/ secretary-treasurer is a natural fit for her.” Native to the Crysler area, in the South Nation River watershed region, Coleman holds bachelor degrees in arts, education, and law from the University of Ottawa. She joined the SNC in2001 as its communications coordinator and in 2006 became director of source protection, planning and communications. Completing her law degree in 2009, Coleman returned to SNC as its new marketing and communications

Angela Coleman. —photo SNC

Aide de St-Hubert pour les jeunes

Les St-Hubert Express de Rockland, Hawkesbury et Ottawa (Hunt Club), avec l’aide de la Fondation St-Hubert ont fièrement remis un chèque de $5000 à la FondationMake-A- Wish of Eastern Ontario. Sur la photo, de gauche à droite, Geneviève et Roch Lalande, franchisés, Marc-Antoine Chartrand, DG de la rôtisserie de Hunt Club, et Janet-Lee Ferris de la Fondation Make-A-Wish. —photo soumis

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