Essex Region – Councillor Irek Kusmierczyk was acclaimed as Chair of the Essex Region Conservation Authority at the Annual General Meeting of January 24. A Councillor for the City of Windsor since 2013, Irek looks forward to continuing to work together to build regional resilience to climate change. He is also particularly interested in ERCA’s initiatives to connect youth to the environment. He has served on the ERCA Board since 2014, and served as Vice Chair in 2017 and 2018.
Councillor Kusmierczyk earned his PhD from Vanderbilt University and a Master Degree in Government from the London School of Economics specializing in local government and cross-border environmental relations around the Great Lakes.
Councillor Tania Jobin of Tecumseh was elected as the Vice Chair. Both look forward to encouraging more regional residents to connect with ERCA’s 19 conservation areas and nearly 100 kilometres of trail, and continuing to move forward with a regional climate change plan.
For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.
Danielle Breault Stuebing
Director, Communications & Outreach Services