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Niagara Escarpment Commission

Ministry
Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
URL
www.escarpment.org
Address
232 GUELPH STREET
GEORGETOWN
L7G4B1
Phone
(905) 877-5191
Fax
(905) 873-7452
Background
NIAGARA ESCARPMENT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, RSO 1990, C. N.2, S. 5 (opens a new window)
Function

The Commission is responsible for administering the Niagara Escarpment Plan and a system of development control. Since the approval of the plan in 1985, its implementation and the processing of development permits and providing recommendations on plan amendments have been the Commission's ongoing responsibility.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints seventeen members to the NEC. Of these 17, nine members must represent the public-at-large. The eight others must be appointed from a list of three employees or members of council submitted by the council of each upper-tier municipality and of each single-tier municipality that is outside an upper-tier municipality whose jurisdiction includes any part of the Niagara Escarpment Planning Area.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
The Commission meets once a month, except December, at the Georgetown office. There are also policy meetings that generally occur twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall. At the request of the Minister, may hold meetings at additional locations.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) ROBERT NICHOLSON
12-Mar-2020 - 11-Mar-2022
niagara falls
2. Member (Part-Time) DAVID HUTCHEON
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) GORDON DRIEDGER
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
waterloo
4. Member (Part-Time) KEN LUCYSHYN
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
grimsby
5. Member (Part-Time) RON GIBSON
02-Jul-2020 - 01-Jul-2022
niagara falls
6. Member (Part-Time) DUNCAN MCKINLAY
13-Sep-2019 - 12-Sep-2022
ravenna
7. Member (Part-Time) ALBERT WITTEVEEN
17-Oct-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
smithville
8. Member (Part-Time) BARRY BURTON
16-Aug-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
creemore
9. Member (Part-Time) BRADLEY CLARK
17-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
stoney creek
10. Member (Part-Time) GORDON KRANTZ
31-Oct-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
milton
11. Member (Part-Time) JANET HORNER
21-Nov-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
mulmur
12. Member (Part-Time) JOHANNA DOWNEY
21-Nov-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
caledon
13. Member (Part-Time) LAURIE GOLDEN
17-Oct-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
tobermory
14. Member (Part-Time) PAUL MCQUEEN
13-Sep-2019 - 31-Dec-2022
singhampton
15. Member (Part-Time) JENNIFER VIDA
14-Jan-2021 - 13-Jan-2023
niagara falls
16. Member (Part-Time) BRUCE MACKENZIE
11-Apr-2020 - 10-Apr-2023
grimsby
17. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL CURLEY
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
stoney creek