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SVCA Hires New Interim General Manager

Posted: October 29, 2019


Saugeen Conservation appoints interim General Manager

For Release:  Immediately                                                     Dated: October 24, 2019

Saugeen Conservation is proud to announce that they will be hiring an interim General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer to lead the course of conservation throughout the Saugeen Valley watershed jurisdiction. Mr. Dick Hibma is from the Owen Sound area and comes to Saugeen Conservation with extensive knowledge and understanding of conservation and Conservation Authorities.  The current General Manager/ Secretary-Treasurer, Wayne Brohman, will be retiring on October 31st.

Mr. Hibma was the Chair of Grey Sauble Conservation Authority for a total of 18 years, and the Chair of Conservation Ontario, the umbrella organization for all 36 Conservation Authorities across Ontario, for 12 years.  “On behalf of SVCA’s Board of Directors, we are extremely fortunate to have an individual of this caliber”, stated Dan Gieruszak, Chair of Saugeen Conservation.

Mr. Hibma is very much looking forward to his new role at Saugeen Conservation. “I have had the honour of working in the conservation field for over 23 years on the governance side” he said. “I see this as a unique opportunity to utilize some of the talents and knowledge I have gained over the years, and to work with staff and directors in furthering the grass-roots conservation efforts of Saugeen Conservation.   

Mr. Hibma is also very familiar with the ‘watershed management model’ which is the effective signature brand of all Conservation Authorities across Ontario in the results-oriented implementation of conservation measures.   

Mr. Hibma will begin his duties at Saugeen Conservation, starting next week, October 28th

“On behalf of the Board and staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Hibma.”, stated Dan Gieruszak, Chair of Saugeen Conservation.  “He will be a great asset to our organization.


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