South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC)
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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.
Mayor of Brant County
Ron is currently the Mayor of Brant County, and has been since 1999. He is a member of all County Council Committees including; Parks and Recreation and Emergency Services. He is also a County Appointee of the following: Brant County Police Services Board, Brant County Power, and Brant County Children’s Aid Society. Ron served as president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in the past, and remains a member of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and Brant County Federation of Agriculture.
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.
Wayne Casier is a long-time Bayham Councillor and served on the former Township of Bayham council from 1991 to 1997 before it was amalgamated into the Municipality of Bayham. He returned to politics in 2006 when he was acclaimed as the Ward 2 Councillor, and was acclaimed again in 2010; Wayne also served as acting Deputy Mayor from November 2012 to March 2013. He is currently an active member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), the Long Point Region Conservation Area (LPRCA), and has been a Bayham representative for ALUS Elgin from 2012-2018.
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.
Mayor of Thames Centre, Middlesex County Warden
Jim is serving the community for his third term as Mayor of Thames Centre and has been a member of Middlesex County Council for four terms. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Middlesex County Library Board and is a Director on the South Western Integrated Fiber Technology Inc. (SWIFT) Board; he also has been appointed to the Source Water Protection Committee for the Thames Sydenham Region. Jim is an honorary member of the London Heavy Construction Association where he served as President in the past.
Mayor of Norfolk County
Charlie has been the Mayor of Norfolk County since December 2014. Prior to that, he was a Norfolk Councillor for 13 years, and a Town of Simcoe Councillor for 20 years. Charlie is also Library Board member; Chair of Haldimand-Norfolk Board of Health; Member of Norfolk County Police Services Board; Member of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. He is a previous board member of Haldimand-Norfolk Housing Authority, Norfolk Farmers Association, Long Point Region Conservation Authority and Norfolk General Hospital.
Jim was elected to Norfolk County Council in the fall of 2006 following a 26-year career as General Manager of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority, with 4 years prior to that with the Upper Thames and Grand River Conservation Authorities. He was re-elected to County Council in 2014, and again served as Deputy Mayor for Norfolk County, this time in 2017. Jim also is the former Vice-President of the Board of the Norfolk District Business Development Corporation (NDBDC), and is a member of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise.
Mayor of Southwest Oxford, Oxford County Warden
David began serving as a Councillor for South-West Oxford Township in 1994, he was elected Mayor in 2010 and is currently also serving as the Warden for the County of Oxford. David serves as the chair on the Court Security Advisory Committee, and is also an active member of other boards and committees within his County such as the, Emergency Management Program Committee, Library Board and the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Committee. David is also a Board of Director for the South Western Integrated Fire Technology Inc (SWIFT).
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.