Seeking Great Board Director!

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Oakvillegreen Conservation Association is looking to rejuvenate its Executive Leadership and strengthen its impact with a new volunteer leader, as our long-time President transitions from her role.

OCA has been a strong voice protecting and enhancing the environment in Oakville for the past 18 years. OCA helps Oakville residents protect nature where they live. We are proudly local, and believe the best way to make a change is to start where you live and inspire others. As a small, action oriented, organization we have accomplished big results through our main pillars of advocacy, education and neighbourhood greening events.

OCA started by successfully ensuring protection of 30% of privately owned land in the North Oakville official plan to create Oakville’s Natural Heritage System. We have continued advocating for protection of greenspace, mature trees and native species. We have actively worked to oppose the Saw Whet and Glen Abbey Golf Course redevelopment and protected and planted trees at schools, parks and on residential properties.

We make a big impact! Each year OCA delivers educational programs to thousands of children in local schools. In addition, OCA has planted over 30,000 native trees and shrubs on public property since 2004. We have recently launched a successful residential backyard tree planting program that is set to expand.

With the assistance of the Board, the Executive leadership role, will supervise the Executive Director and staff reporting to that individual. The new leader will also be active in networking with government and businesses in Oakville. OCA is Oakville’s largest residents association, collaborating with 17 different resident associations on environmental and planning issues.

We are looking for an individual who has shown a long-term commitment to protecting and enhancing the environment. Interested persons should be residents of Oakville, and have strong group leadership experience in their professional or volunteer backgrounds. We are looking for someone who is collaborative, can bring passion and dedication to the role, and who can inspire others across our community to make it a better place.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact president@oakvillegreen.org to discuss how you could fit in this role. A PDF version of this posting is here.