Board of Directors

Chair: Jim Morrison Vice Chair:  Sue Desjarlais

CAO/Secretary-Treasurer:   Tim Byrne

City of Windsor

  • Angelo Marignani
  • Kieran McKenzie
  • Mark McKenzie
  • Jim Morrison
Town of Amherstburg

  • Molly Allaire
  • Peter Courtney
 Town of Essex

  • Katie McGuire-Blais
  • Jason Matyi
 Town of Kingsville

  • Kimberly DeYong
  • Thomas Neufeld
 Municipality of Lakeshore

  • Tracey Bailey
  • Ryan McNamara
 Town of LaSalle

  • Michael Akpata
  • Sue Desjarlais
 Municipality of Leamington

  • Anthony Abraham
  • Larry Verbeke
 Township of Pelee

  • Dayne Malloch
 Town of Tecumseh

  • Joe Bachetti
  • Tania Jobin

Policy and budget decisions are made by a Board comprised of nineteen (19) members appointed by our municipal partners. The number of representatives appointed as Members of the ERCA Board of Directors are based on population as outlined in subsection 2(2) of the Conservation Authorities Act and ERCA’s Bylaws.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held on January 19, 2023.

Additional Information

Minutes for each meeting are posted once they have been approved by the Board of Directors. Agendas are generally available one week prior to the scheduled meeting. If you are interested in the meeting minutes from a previous year, please contact our office directly.

Delegations to any Authority meeting will be considered, if requested in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting, or if otherwise approved by the Authority Chairman. Such written request must state the purpose of the delegation.

Delegations to any meeting of the Authority will be limited to one key spokesperson and will be allotted a maximum of five (5) minutes for their related presentation, with the Chairman’s discretion to allow ten (10) minutes.

Audited Financial Statements

As the funding received from the Government of Ontario in 2022 ($322,863.38) did not exceed $1,000,000 and is less than 10 per cent of the Authority’s gross revenues for the year, the Authority is not considered a public body employer for the purposes of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, in 2022.  

Budget Information

2022 Draft Budget, Discussion & Analysis

Inventory of Programs and Services

ERCA Inventory of Programs and Services

ERCA Fee Schedule

2023 ERCA Fee Schedule

Board of Directors' Meetings

The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) meetings are held on Thursdays in the Council Chambers of the Essex Civic Centre and start at 6:00 p.m. The dates for scheduled meetings are as follows:

Date Meeting Agenda Minutes
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Board of Directors' Meeting
Thursday, November 9, 2023 Board of Directors' Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Board of Directors' Meeting
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Board of Directors' Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 2023 Board of Directors' Meeting
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Executive Committee Meeting Download
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Board of Directors' Meeting Download
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Annual General Meeting Download Download

Meeting minutes and agendas for past meetings may be available upon request. Please direct your inquiry to