The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) is pleased to announce that Ken Phillips will become the Authority’s new General Manager on November 1, 2021.
Phillips will replace Brian McDougall who is retiring after a 30-year career with the SCRCA – the last 10 as General Manager.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to congratulate Mr. Phillips on his selection,” said Joe Faas, Chair of the SCRCA, in a media release.
“I am confident that his diverse experience and leadership skills will benefit the current and future operations of the Authority.”
Phillips joins the SCRCA with over 25 years of experience in the environmental sector including a combined 15 years as General Manager of Conservation Halton and Crowe Valley Conservation Authority.
A graduate of McMaster University, Phillips was most recently the appointed Chair of the Ontario Parks Board of Directors, tasked with providing expertise and advice on the planning, management, and development of the provincial parks network.
Phillips’ selection comes during a transformative time for Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities with recent changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act), passed by the Provincial Government in December.
“Ken has a proven ability to foster relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders,” continued Faas.
“That ability will be a tremendous asset as we continue to work with our staff, member municipalities, partners, and the province to adhere to the political and regulatory changes to the CA Act.”
The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is located in southwestern Ontario and includes the Sydenham River watershed and smaller watersheds draining directly into southern Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and northeastern Lake St. Clair.
The Conservation Authority implements programs to reduce the risk to life and property from flooding and erosion and promote water and land stewardship, forestry, wildlife habitat creation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation.
For more information, visit our website at www.scrca.on.ca.