MANITOBA GOVERNMENT MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO MUNICIPAL BOARD
The Manitoba government has appointed a new board chair and five new members to serve on the Manitoba Municipal Board, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today.
“The Manitoba Municipal Board plays an important role in the province’s land-use planning system and members make decisions that directly affect Manitobans,” said Clarke. “I want to thank the departing members for their hard work and welcome the new members as they begin their service.”
The Manitoba Municipal Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal whose members sit to hear applications, appeals and referrals related to various pieces of legislation including the Municipal Act, the Municipal Assessment Act, the Planning Act and the Municipal Board Act. The new board has 21 members including a chair, vice-chair and part-time members.
Jeff Bereza, a business development manager with Legend Seeds Canada in Winkler, has been named the new board chair. Previous board chair, Marie Elliott of Winnipeg, will remain on the board as a trainer and mentor, while vice-chair Lori Lavoie of Winnipeg will continue to serve in her current role.
The other new board members include:
Elisabeth Saftiuk of Brandon, a city planner and current executive director of the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation;
Denise Carlyle of Sandy Hook, a retired provincial civil servant with a broad knowledge of municipal issues including municipal administration, governance and financial matters;
Kathryn Jasienczyk of Neepawa, a current director with the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation and a former federal civil servant;
Steven Lupky of Winnipeg, an employee with Manitoba Public Insurance and former councillor and deputy mayor for the Town of Arborg; and
Anne Appleby of Steinbach, a family dairy farmer, part-time counsellor working with at-risk youth and former municipal employee.
Returning board members include Matt Allard of Winnipeg, Douglas Houghton of Lac du Bonnet, John Rudyk of the Interlake, Herm Martens of Rosenort, Maurice Tallaire of St. Adolphe, Sudesh Treon of Winnipeg, Robert Hanson of the RM of Mountain, Budd Mager of Lac du Bonnet, Patrick Fortier of Winnipeg, Gordon Daman of Niverville, Andy McMaster of Winnipeg, Tom Raine of Winnipeg and Maxine Plesiuk of Carman.