Richard Wyma resigns as ERCA GM

ERCA General Manager Richard Wyma at an announcement for the Chrysler Canada Greenway, July 31, 2015. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

The Essex Region Conservation Authority will be looking for a new general manager.

After 11 years at the authority, Richard Wyma has stepped down from the role.

“On behalf of the current, and past Boards of Directors, I want to thank Richard for his many years of service to the Authority,” said Kieran McKenzie, Chair of ERCA. “Under his leadership, the region is stronger, healthier, and more sustainable.”

During his tenure as general manager and executive director of the foundation, Wyma initiated new partnerships with universities, industry, and senior levels of government related to phosphorous and water quality, climate change, fish habitat, and natural heritage and supported new regional efforts related to stormwater management.

“ERCA continues to make a positive impact in the region’s watersheds, and though there remains much to be done, a great deal was accomplished over the last 11 years under Richard’s leadership, which has greatly benefitted the sustainability of Windsor-Essex, the Place for Life,” said McKenzie.

According to a release from ERCA, Wyma plans to spend more time with his family and join his wife’s communications agency.