Robert Burlie, Manager of Road Operations ascends to OGRA Presidency

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - On February 24, 2016, the Ontario Good Roads Association elected its Board of Directors for the 2016/17 term with Robert Burlie, Manager of Road Operations, Toronto/East York District, City of Toronto being elected President. The last time someone from the City of Toronto was president of OGRA was in 1994. In his speech to the membership, Mr. Burlie promised to continue to advocate on behalf of all Ontario's 444 municipalities in the area of asset management and revenue tools.

Ken Lauppé, Manager, Road Operations, East District, Public Works for the City of Brampton was elected 1st Vice-President. And Luc Duval, Director of Public Works & Engineering, City of Timmins was elected 2nd Vice President.

Other members of the 2016/17 Board are:

Immediate Past President Rick Champagne, Councillor, Municipality of East Ferris



Directors:       

Paul Ainslie, Councillor, City of Toronto


Andy Bruziewicz, Councillor, City of Sarnia


Dave Burton, Reeve, Municipality of Highlands East


Rick Harms, Project Engineer, City of Thunder Bay


Rick Kester, CAO, City of Belleville


Bryan Lewis, Councillor, Town of Halton Hills


John McKean, Mayor, Town of the Blue Mountains


James Neufeld, Director of Infrastructure Services, Municipality of Wawa


Virginia Ridley, Councillor, City of London


Michael Touw, Director of Public Works, Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands


Chris Traini, County Engineer, County of Middlesex

 

The mandate of the Ontario Good Roads Association is to represent the transportation and public works interests of municipalities through advocacy, consultation, training and the delivery of identified services.

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SOURCE Ontario Good Roads Association

For further information: Colette Caruso, Communications and Marketing, Ontario Good Roads Association, 905-541-7988, Colette@ogra.org

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