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Dr. Laura Taylor (Interim Chair)
Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor and the Master of Environmental Studies and Planning Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Her research interests are in exurbia, studying the processes and discourses of landscape settlement and landscape conservation at the urban-rural fringe.

She is also a consulting planner in the greater Toronto area, a registered professional planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, American Planning Association, and the Canadian and American Associations of Geographers.

Debbe Crandall
Debbe Crandall is a long-time resident of Caledon. She holds a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Guelph and is a candidate for a master of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo. 

Debbe has been involved with the Save the Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM) Coalition since 1990, operating as the executive director from 1999 - 2012. Ms. Crandall has also previously served as Chair of the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation. Debbe is a staunch supporter of locally-grown foods and only drinks tap water.

Terry Daynard
Terry Daynard is a commercial-scale grain farmer near Guelph. He was formerly a professor of crop science and later an associate dean for research and innovation at the University of Guelph; executive vice president of Ontario Corn Producers’ Association; president, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association; chair, National Committee on Agriculture and Climate Change;chair, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies; and CEO of the Ontario BioAuto Council.He is presently very active on issues related to bioproduct/biomaterial development and commercialization, and sustainable agriculture.

Cecil Louis
Cecil Louis is a registered professional planner and a retired member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.  He has been a commissioner with the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), since 2004.  Cecil was previously on staff at the NEC, retiring in 1997 as Assistant Director. He also served as Manager of Plan Preparation, heading a group responsible for the preparation, presentation at hearings, and eventual implementation of the Niagara Escarpment Plan. He also supervised the first five-year review of the Plan.

Kevin McLaughlin
Kevin is Advisor/Founder at AutoShare, Toronto’s smart alternative to owning a car, and has been instrumental in the growth of the car sharing industry in North America for over 15 years, co-founding Vancouver's Modo – the Car Coop, the international Car Sharing Association, and publishing the industry’s primary resource site, carsharing.net.

Kevin is also a co-founder and Director of Evergreen, a national charity that connects people with nature.

Alan Wells
Alan Wells (BAS CA) is a retired municipal administrator.  He worked for 27 years with the Region of York serving for seven years as Chief Administrative Officer.  He has also worked as a consultant for a number of municipalities and agencies in Ontario.   

Alan has served the Province of Ontario as Provincial Development Facilitator, Minister of Infrastructure from 2005 to 2007 and during 2008 he was appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources as Chair, Rouge Park Alliance until the Board activities were transferred to Parks Canada in July, 2012.  

Alan lives in Uxbridge with his wife Anne on their 12 hectare restored forest and meadow nature reserve protected by a conservation easement.  Alan is active with the York/Durham Chapter of Ontario Woodlot Association and North Durham Nature. 

Bill Winegard
Bill Winegard holds a Master of Environmental Studies. A planner by trade, Bill has worked for 16 years with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and 11 years as a municipal CAO in both Gravenhurst and Caledon.

Since 2002, he has been working in municipal management consulting, primarily for smaller municipalities. He has undertaken a number of municipal services reviews and municipal finance assignments.

His interest in the Greenbelt stems from having lived in Caledon for many years and from having observed the impacts of Greater Toronto Area expansion throughout his lifetime.

Heather Konefat
Heather Konefat is a registered professional planner with extensive planning experience at the provincial, regional and local level, in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta. Working at a senior level in complex urban and rural municipal environments, including the Region of York and the Town of Caledon, she has had leadership responsibility for growth management strategies, environmental protection policy development, aggregate and agricultural land management issues. Heather has been actively engaged, across the GTA, in implementing the full range of policy initiatives arising out of the Provincial Plans including the Greenbelt Plan.

Peter Lambrick
Peter Lambrick has farmed in Halton Region since the mid-1970s. He has a rotation of wheat, corn and soybeans—some of this being for seed or identity preserved for export. He also does custom work for other farmers in the area.

Peter has always been actively involved in local and provincial planning matters living within the Niagara Escarpment area, then having the Greenbelt added. He has sat on the Halton Ag. Advisory committee and is currently sitting on their Natural Heritage advisory committee.

Over the last 10 years he has been chair of the GTA Agricultural Action Committee that produced the GTA Agricultural Action Plan 2021. He moved on to be a member of the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and is also currently a director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.