Board & Governance

On March 26, 2020, The Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks provided direction for Conservation Authorities to continue operations while maintaining a safe physical distance, including holding electronic board meetings. Please see the Minister’s letters under the ‘Downloads’ menu on the right.


Otonabee Conservation is accountable to the residents of the watershed through our Board of Directors. The members of the Board are appointed by the elected Council of each member municipality. This accountability, combined with local decision making, is a key strength that we draw on as we work with our partners to address local issues and priorities.

The Otonabee Conservation Board of Directors is comprised of 11 members representing the 8 municipalities located either entirely, or partly, within the Otonabee Region watershed.

Board of Directors and Partnership Agreements

Current List of ORCA directors and their municipality
Director Municipality
Andy Mitchell Chair Selwyn
Ryan Huntley Vice Chair Cavan Monaghan
Karl Moher Douro-Dummer
Tracy Richardson City of Kawartha Lakes
Joe Taylor Otonabee South Monaghan
Diane Therrien City of Peterborough
Kim Zippel City of Peterborough
Gary Baldwin City of Peterborough
Sherry Senis Selwyn
Paula Warr Asphodel-Norwood
Michael Metcalf Trent Hills

Otonabee Conservation also has a Partnership Agreement with the County of Peterborough


The Board of Directors approved the 2021 Operating and Capital Budget, which provides annual work plan details, at its meeting held on December 19, 2020.

The Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Please view meeting details on our events page. The meeting agenda package is posted in advance of the Board of Directors meeting. The meeting minutes are posted within 30 days of each meeting, and once approved by the Board.

If you wish to make a delegation regarding an item on the agenda or would like to attend our next electronic board meeting, you must make a request in writing or email to the Chief Administrative Officer / Secretary-Treasurer (CAO), Dan Marinigh by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday prior to the upcoming meeting.

Public Advisory Board

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Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Authority

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