New CAO/Secretary-Treasurer Announced

Otonabee Conservation announces Janette Loveys Smith as new CAO

The Otonabee Conservation (ORCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Janette Loveys Smith as the new Chief Administrative Officer / Secretary-Treasurer, effective July 5, 2022.

The selection committee included ORCA Chair Ryan Huntley (Township of Cavan Monaghan), Vice Chair Michael Metcalf (Municipality of Trent Hills), and Directors, Andy Mitchell (Selwyn Township), and Kim Zippel (City of Peterborough).

“Janette impressed the selection committee throughout the interview process citing many examples of her ability to address difficult and often politically complex situations,” explained Huntley, “She will be a great asset to ORCA, possessing a lot of energy and creativity along with the skills and experience to guide the Authority through any challenges that lay ahead.”

Loveys Smith comes to ORCA with plethora of senior administrative experience in the municipal sector ranging from environmental protection and fostering Indigenous relationships, to strategic and parks master planning. Loveys Smith has held upper managerial positions as the CAO for the Sunshine Coast Regional District in British Columbia, and most recently, as the City Manager for Brockville, Ontario.  

“I am excited to be joining Otonabee Conservation and continuing the important work the Board of Directors and staff have laid out,” Loveys Smith, remarked, “It is an honor to be a part of the ORCA team and I would like to thank the Board of Directors for this incredible leadership opportunity in work that is essential and close to my heart. I look forward to meeting all the partners and working together to ensure a successful and viable future for all at ORCA.”

After relocating to the area with her family, Loveys Smith looks forward to enjoying all that the Peterborough Region has to offer including her favourite outdoor pursuits: kayaking, hiking, and birdwatching.

Dan Marinigh, Otonabee Conservation’s outgoing CAO, announced his retirement in March 2022; Marinigh will be retiring at the end of July and will be working with Loveys Smith to ensure a seamless transition for the organization.

Loveys Smith has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Waterloo and holds a Local Government Public Administration Certificate from Capilano University. She also holds certificates in Leadership and Executive Development from University of Virginia and Royal Roads University.

For more information contact:
Karen Halley | Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Otonabee Conservation | 705-745-5791 Ext. 224