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Donald Scott is Principal of Cuesta Planning Consultants, which was established in 1992. Mr. Scott was Director of the Planning and Economic Development Department for Bruce County from 1979-1992. In addition, he was Chair of the Municipal Advisory Committee to the Niagara Escarpment Commission during the comprehensive Five Year Review of the Niagara Escarpment Plan from 1990-1994.

From 1974 until 2007, Corwin T. Cambray, of St. Catharines, was employed with the Regional Municipality of Niagara, where he advanced from Head of Policy Planning to Commissioner of Planning and Development. Prior to his work with the municipality, Mr. Cambray was a private consultant. He holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo.

Shawn Davidson is a Councillor for the Township of Clearview in Simcoe County and part owner of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, with locations in Stayner and Wasaga Beach. Mr. Davidson is Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, Transportation Task Force and is a member of a number of municipal committees. He has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and President of Lions Clubs International.

Brian Baty has been a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham since 2003. He is currently a member of the Greater Niagara Circle Route Committee, a former Co-Chair of the Public Health & Social Services Committee and a former Chair of Regional Niagara Bicycling Committee. Mr. Baty is a member and a former Vice-Chair of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, a Master of Education degree from Niagara University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Brock University.

Paul McQueen operates a cow/calf business on the McQueen Homestead Farm. He also runs a contracting business that he founded in 1995. In 1994 Mr. McQueen became a Councillor for Osprey Township and sat on many committees and boards including the Collingwood Hospital Board. He was a Director on the Collingwood Hospital Board from 1994 to 2007, having served a maximum term. After the amalgamation of Osprey Township into the Municipality of Grey Highlands, he served two terms as Councillor and was recently elected Deputy Mayor. Mr. McQueen serves on many boards and committees, including serving as the Chair of the Grey Highlands Committee of Adjustment.

Arlene VanderBeek is a Municipal Councillor for the City of Hamilton. She is also a former Executive /Constituent Assistant to the City of Hamilton Councillor for Dundas. Her community involvement includes serving as a board member of the Dundas Business Improvement Area and as a member of both the Governance Review Sub-Committee and the Municipal Drainage Court of Revision.

Patricia Greig is Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. She is also a former Librarian with the London Board of Education. Ms. Greig's community involvement includes serving as a policy coordinator with the Peninsula Action Committee for Education, and as Chair of the Bruce Presbytery/United Church of Canada Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Johanna Downey was elected to Peel Regional Council in 2014. Johanna is self-employed as a freelance design consultant and is co-owner of Stone House Masonry. She serves her community through the following boards and committees: Credit Valley Conservation; Caledon Community Service; Peel Region Growth Management; Heritage Caledon; Peel Internet Safety; Peel Housing; and Cheltenham Badlands Management Team.

Janet Horner is the Executive Director of the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee, a Consultant with Whitfield Consultants, a leadership, fundraising, communications firm, as well as a Councillor, with the Township of Mulmur. Mrs. Horner's community involvement includes serving as a founding board member and Chair of the Rural Ontario Institute, a steering committee member and board chair of Sustain Ontario and member of Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance and Toronto Food Policy Council. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences from the University of Guelph.

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