2022 OPWA Board of Directors


2022 OPWA President’s Message

 (from January 20,2022 Annual General Meeting)

To OPWA Members and the Board of Directors, I am so thankful for this opportunity to serve as President of the Ontario Public Works Association…the best chapter in APWA! I am really looking forward to the year ahead; both the challenges and the opportunities. 

My journey with OPWA started back in 2007 when I attended my first APWA Congress in San Antonio. I soon joined the startup Chapter Advocacy Committee and then put up my hand to volunteer for the Education Committee. In 2017, I was fortunate to be nominated to the Board of Directors and became the OPWA Treasurer in 2019. Now following a couple pandemic positions on the Executive Board, I am proud to be serving the Chapter as President in 2022. 

 

I know that OPWA has given me the opportunity for both personal and professional growth. I found during the pandemic, especially the early days, that being part of an association and having a professional network to lean on was invaluable.  For our long time members, I know that a professional network is strong reason for you to continue as an OPWA member and for our new members, developing a network of industry peers is something I hope that you will find as part of our OPWA community.

While the Association has not been able to host in person events during the last year, there has been an incredible amount of work accomplished in the background.  The driving force being our now past President, Enrico Stradiotto, who has put this chapter on solid ground and with clear direction. He covered a lot of bases in 2021 through his leadership and very driven efforts…thank you Enrico! 

My focus for 2022 as President are:

Focus on Membership – gaining new members through outreach and promotion, ensuring current members remain and that past members rejoin; 

Focus on Recovery and Finances - revenue is key to our continuation for being an effective chapter to provide value to both our membership and the public works industry.

I will lean on our Strategic Plan as it is now being implemented and we have momentum to achieve our goals. We will need to be innovative and strategic as we work our way to a return to normal times.  And as always, we want to create value for our members and have a good time.

Continuity moving forward is key and I am so glad that Brian Barber has signed on again to continue as Chapter Executive Director. Thank you Brian.  Thank you as well, to our Board of Directors who have all basically returned and thank you to our committee volunteers for your continuing efforts in contributing to OPWA. I am confident with the Executive, the Board, and our committee volunteers, we can carefully move our way through pandemic recovery and come back even stronger and have the flexibility to adapt to challenges that may come our way in 2022. 

Before I conclude, I would like to acknowledge my employer, the County of Wellington, for giving me the opportunity and support to be President of OPWA in 2022. 

  

Don Kudo, P. Eng.

President Ontario Public Works Association

County Engineer, Wellington County

2022 OPWA Board of Directors

Executive Committee of the Board

Don Kudo


President
Don Kudo
County of Wellington

President Elect
Doug Keenie
RJ Burnside and Associates

Jennifer Rose

Vice President

Jennifer Rose
City of Guelph

Adam Lachhman


Treasurer
Adam Lachhman
Region of York

Max Ross

Secretary

Max Ross
Retired


Past President
Enrico Stradiotto
Ontario Concrete Pipe Association

Angela Storey

CPWA Representative
Angela Storey
City of Hamilton


APWA Council of Chapters Delegate
Ed Djulovic
Retired

Nick Colucci


Branch Liaison
Nick Collucci
Town of Erin

Brian Barber

Executive Director
Brian Barber

Directors on the Board

Tracey Anastacio


OPWA Director
Tracey Anastacio
City of Brampton

Marco Bertoia

OPWA Director
Marco Bertoia
City of Toronto

Tricia Hamilton

OPWA Director
Tricia Hamilton
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corp.

Sam Sidawi

OPWA Director
Sam Sidawi
Region of Peel

Sam Mattina

OPWA Director
Sam Mattina
Township of Mapleton


OPWA Director
Tanya Zlateva
WSP


Denise McGoldrick


OPWA Director
Denise McGoldrick
City of Kitchener


Mudassar Muhammad
OPWA Director
Mudassar Muhammad
Hatch Ltd.


Kiyoshi Oka


OPWA Director
Kiyoshi Oka
Region of Halton


Steve Piper


OPWA Director
Steve Piper
Galaxy Plastics


Zoran Postic

OPWA Director

Zoran Postic
City of Vaughan

Arup Mukherjee


OPWA Director
Arup Mukherjee
ARKim Solutions Inc.

Mark Zamojc


OPWA Director
Mark Zamojc
GM BluePlan

OPWA Director
Finbarr (Barry) Mulcahy
Region of Peel