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Conservation Ontario Announces New General Manager

Ontario - Conservation Ontario’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Coleman as the new General Manager, effective September 19, 2022.

“We’re very pleased to have Angela join us as the General Manager here at Conservation Ontario,” said Alan Revill, Chair of Conservation Ontario’s Board of Directors. “Angela
brings enthusiasm, creativity, and a wide range of experience to the position of General Manager. She’s demonstrated effective and dynamic leadership skills in her previous position and we are confident that she will lead us towards a bright future.”

Ms. Coleman comes to Conservation Ontario from the South Nation Conservation Authority in Finch, Ontario where she is the Chief Administrative Officer. When she initially joined the South Nation Conservation Authority in 2002, Ms. Coleman held various roles ranging from Communications Coordinator to Project Manager. After a brief hiatus working for a Law Firm, in 2011 she rejoined the South Nation Conservation Authority, initially as the Director of Planning and Approvals and most recently as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Ms. Coleman graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2009 and was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 2010. She teaches the Municipal Law Program for the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers in Ontario and speaks on a variety of municipal, property, and governance topics to a wide range of audiences. Ms. Coleman has also been a director and volunteer with many community groups and associations.

Outside of work, Ms. Coleman currently owns and operates Sand Road Maple Farm in Moose Creek Ontario, with her husband, Scott Coleman. Conservation Ontario 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3W3 P: 905-895-0716 F: 905-895-0751 E: Conservation Ontario’s outgoing General Manager, Kim Gavine, retired on June 30, earlier this year. Since then, Bonnie Fox, Director of Planning and Policy, has been acting as GM.

Source : Conservation On Ontario

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