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Happy Holidays & News from the Board of Directors

At this time of the year it is always good that we can sit back, relax with family and friends, and be thankful for what we have enjoyed and what the future holds. Here in Canada and all along the trail from north to south, we have much to be thankful for as we work to improve the quality of nature and the environment in our own backyards. So, on behalf of all of us at the Bruce Trail Conservancy, we wish you happy holidays as we look forward to the New Year ahead.

Over the past several years your Board of Directors has put processes in place to help guide the Bruce Trail Conservancy along the path to even greater success as we envision the mission set by our founders. One of those processes includes the setting of term limits for Board Directors which establishes how long anyone can serve on the Board. This ensures the Board remains vibrant and helps to ensure the Board continuously renews itself bringing skills to the table that we need today and tomorrow.

Given that I myself am in my 8th year as a Board Director, we commenced a process at the beginning of 2019 to identify the next Board Chair so as to have an appropriate transition. We have the luxury of many capable, skilled, and engaged Directors on the Board today so the choice was both important and challenging. As planned, the Board approved the appointment of a new Chair to take effect on January 1, 2020. I will remain on the Board as a Director and Chair of the Governance Committee through the transition.

Please join me in welcoming Leah Myers to the role of Board Chair.  Leah brings a unique set of skills and experience to the role having been the CEO of the BTC itself on an interim basis in 2019 which combines very well with her many successful years in senior roles in provincial government. She is a strong environmentalist, an avid hiker, and she brings a capable, knowledgeable and disciplined approach to what a Board of Directors does in today’s not for profit sector. In addition to her exceptional work experience, Leah is also professionally certified as a Director bringing an ideal set of skills to the role of Board Chair.

I have been around the Bruce Trail Conservancy in some fashion over the past 25 years as a hike leader, trail captain and local Club executive where I look forward to continuing to support the efforts of the whole organization devoting myself to more on-the-ground activities for many years to come.

Again, happy holidays to you all.

Warren Bell
Board Chair


Board of Directors:
Cynthia Archer, Stephanie Bird, Marlis Butcher, John Dickason, David Hass, Brian Johnston, Corrie Kellestine, Bruce King, David Lamb, Jaclyn Moody, Leah Myers, Anjlee Patel, Frank Schoenhoeffer, Wendy Thompson, Bonni Titgemeyer, Michael Treuman, Danielle Waters, John Whitworth