South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC)
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Mayor of Brant County
Brant County Councillor
Robert Chambers is a long-time council member of Brant County and serves on a number of boards and committees as a Councillor, including the Community Services Committee, the Planning Advisory Committee and The Corporate Development Committee, as well as several others. Robert was also appointed as a board member for the Long Point Region Conservation Authority, and is an active member of the Brant County Board of Health. Robert also is a part of regional and provincial boards and committees representing Brant County. In the past, Robert was the SCOR Treasurer.
Municipality of Bayham
Ed Ketchabaw is serving his third term of council for the Municipality of Bayham, since being first elected in 2006, and was acclaimed as Bayham's Mayor in 2018. Having earned a Masters of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph, he began his professional career as a Farm Policy Researcher with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, focusing on farm finance, trade and taxation issues. He returned to the family farm in Bayham in 1998, joined the the Elgin Federation of Agriculture, and has over that time has held a number of offices, including 6 years as President. He has served on Elgin County's Woodlot Management By-Law Review Committee, Bayham's Business and Economic Development Sub-Committee, and as Board Member and Vice Chair of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. Ed has also served a short term with the Small Projects initiatives Committee of the Agricultural Adaptation Council, and ten years with the Agricultural Credit Corporation, serving two years as Chair. He is a strong advocate for regional issues and a current member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. He farms with his family on a mixed crop and small cow-calf operation near Eden.
Deputy Mayor of Strathroy-Caradoc
Brad is a lifelong area resident, and was elected as a Strathroy Councillor in 1991. He is currently the deputy mayor of Strathroy-Caradoc, and also leading Middlesex County in a one-year term as its warden; selected by his peers on county council. He is still managing his businesses as more than a full-time job and currently a building chairperson for a two-pad municipal arena. He continues as a member of the Optimist service club, fund-raises for the Salvation Army, is on the hospital board and chamber of commerce, and volunteers with the local cable-TV channel.
Chris Van Paassen
Recently elected to Norfolk County Council, Chris is a life long Farmer, born and raised near Port Dover. Over the years he has served on various Provincial and Municipal level Committees and brings previous municipal experience having served with the former City of Nanticoke before amalgamation. He has also served as a Board Member and Vice-Chair with the LPRCA and with the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers Marketing Board, also as Vice-Chair.
Mayor of Norfolk County
Mayor, Township of Norwich, Oxford County Warden
Mayor of Tillsonburg
Stephen has served a thirteen year term on Council, including his previous seven years as Mayor and now as the current Chief Executive Officer. He is also an active member of Oxford County Council. Stephen has been involved in numerous boards and committees including, the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Police Services Board, Tillsonburg Hydro Incorporated and the Mayor’s Roundtable on Youth. Stephen is a current member of the Ontario Auto Mayors Caucus and he remains involved in the activities of the Canadian Municipal Business Gateway (CMBG) as well.