Conservation Authority names new GM

St. Clair Conservation Authority on Mill Pond Crescent in Strathroy. November 4, 2018. (Photo by Colin Gowdy, BlackburnNews)

There will be a new face at the helm of the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) next month.

Ken Phillips will take over for General Manager Brian McDougall who is retiring after 30 years with the SCRCA.

Phillips, a graduate of McMaster University, has served as GM of Conservation Halton and Crowe Valley Conservation Authority, and most recently was appointed chair of the Ontario Parks Board of Directors.

In a news release, Chair of the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors Joe Faas, said he is confident Phillips’ diverse experience and leadership will benefit the local authority.

“Ken has a proven ability to foster relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders,” said 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.”

Phillips will officially take over for Brian MacDougall on November 1.