The new chair will oversee the work of the National Capital Commission's board of directors
GATINEAU, QC, June 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the appointment of Marc Seaman as the new chair of the board of directors of the National Capital Commission (NCC), following the Government of Canada's open, transparent and merit-based process.
Mr. Seaman has extensive experience in senior management and leadership, and expertise in strategic marketing and communications, public affairs and government relations. He is fully bilingual with considerable experience in board governance and stakeholder relations. Mr. Seaman has been appointed for a five-year term.
The NCC is the federal Crown corporation that ensures that Canada's capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for future generations. It upholds the highest standards of excellence in every aspect of its planning activities. The NCC's goal is for Canada's Capital Region to be a model of urban planning: a place where decisions about the use and development of urban lands are based on considerations of environmental sensitivity, sustainability and best practices.
"Canada's Capital Region is known for its many environmental and cultural assets, which benefit local residents as well as Canadians from across the country. As chair of the board of directors of the National Capital Commission, Mr. Seaman will be responsible for leading the Commission's efforts to meet the challenges that lie ahead. We are confident that his skills and leadership will be valuable assets in supporting projects that continue to promote Canada's Capital Region."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"I am very passionate about the National Capital Region and the important role the NCC plays in helping shape the region as a world-class capital. I look forward to working with the Department of Canadian Heritage, the NCC's board of directors and all staff to ensure the Capital Region continues to be a source of pride for citizens of Ottawa and Gatineau, and all Canadians."
—Marc Seaman, newly appointed chair of the board of directors of the National Capital Commission
The chair of the NCC is appointed by the Governor in Council.
In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to appointments by the Governor in Council. This approach respects gender parity and is supported by an open, transparent and merit-based selection process—one that will result in the recommendation of exceptionally competent candidates who truly reflect Canada's diversity.
All appointment opportunities for the 18 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio will be posted as they become available on the Governor in Council Appointments website. Interested parties can apply online.
As part of Canada 150 celebrations, on May 9, 2017, in Ottawa, the NCC presented The Plan for Canada's Capital, 2017–2067, the signature planning framework that will shape the vision for the Capital Region until Canada's bicentennial in 2067.
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SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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