Board & Governance

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.

Board of Directors

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.

Current List of ORCA directors and their municipality
Director Municipality
Ryan Huntley | Chair Deputy Mayor Cavan Monaghan
Michael Metcalf | Vice Chair Deputy Mayor Trent Hills
Ron Black Deputy Mayor Selwyn
John Boyko Councillor, Lakefield Ward Selwyn
Adam Vervoort Councillor, Dummer Ward Douro-Dummer
Ron Ashmore Councillor, Ward 6 City of Kawartha Lakes
Joe Taylor Mayor Otonabee South Monaghan
Gary Baldwin Councillor, Ashburnham Ward City of Peterborough
Don Vassiliadis Councillor, Monaghan Ward City of Peterborough
Kevin Duguay Councillor, Otonabee Ward City of Peterborough
Patrick Wilford Mayor Asphodel-Norwood

Partnership Agreements

Click on each of our member municipality’s logos to read our Partnership Agreement:





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


Cost Apportioning Agreements

City of Peterborough
Township of Selwyn
Township of Cavan Monaghan
Township of Asphodel Norwood
Township of Douro-Dummer
City of Kawartha Lakes
Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
Municipality of Trent Hills


Board Meetings

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, please fill out a Delegation Request Form or email to the Chief Administrative Officer / Secretary-Treasurer (CAO), Janette Loveys Smith by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday prior to the upcoming meeting.