2021 OPWA Board of Directors


2021 OPWA President's Message

To the Board of Directors, to my fellow members of OPWA, and to our strategic partners, I am truly thankful for this opportunity to serve as President for this provincial chapter of APWA, the Ontario Public Works Association, along with its two Branches:  the Ottawa Valley Branch, and the West Central Branch.  I look forward to working with everyone, in whatever capacity is required, to make the most of 2021.  

My journey with OPWA started back in 2010 when I first joined the APWA Ontario Chapter.  I was assigned to be on a Committee, so I picked the Education Committee.  It was not really an assignment, but actually a great opportunity to quickly meet a few members of the Chapter, and a means to contribute to this Chapter of volunteers.  Let me say:  The key to your success is to be involved with OPWA.

A few quick years later and now I lead the Chapter I joined.  You don’t need to be the President of the Chapter to know there is always much to be done.  The Chapter is not self-sufficient, just ask our Executive Director Brian Barber.  We are a Chapter of volunteers, but from a little hard work there is success to be gained.

To be successful as President, I will require assistance from everyone.  I will look to our past Presidents to provide experience.  I will look to the Board and Executive Team to provide guidance and decision.  I will look to our Committees to organize events that bring us together into the educational and networking circles we are good at.  And to fill in any remaining gaps, its back to our Executive Director Brian Barber.  Lastly, I will look to our members to let me know just how we are doing.  

My objectives for 2021 as President are:

  1. To seek more opportunity that will engage our members and new members.
  2. To raise the voice of OPWA and advocate for public works.
  3. To widen the membership footprint of the Chapter & its Branches in Ontario.

The Chapter has done great things and the Chapter will continue to do more.  It will not be easy.  In June 2020, the OPWA Board approved a budget that reflected a loss of revenue due to the freezing of in-person events.  The operations of the Chapter will be fiscally challenged in 2021.  COVID-19 is the unknown factor, and after a few months, we still continue to learn as we go.  We will need to adapt and to be creative and to be innovative.  The Chapter needs every member to get involved.

Before I conclude, I too would like to acknowledge my employer, the Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association, for giving me the opportunity to be a member of OPWA, and with CCPPA’s continued support, to be President of OPWA.

Thank you,

Enrico P. Stradiotto, P.Eng.

OPWA President

2021 OPWA Board of Directors

2020 Board of Directors

Executive Committee of the Board


President
Enrico Stradiotto
Ontario Concrete Pipe Association

Don Kudo


President Elect
Don Kudo
County of Wellington

Vice President
Doug Keenie
RJ Burnside and Associates

Jennifer Rose


Treasurer
Jennifer Rose
City of Guelph

Adam Lachhman


Secretary
Adam Lachhman
Region of York


Past President
Scott Stewart
City of Guelph

Chris Hamel


CPWA Representative
Chris Hamel
GM BluePlan


APWA Council of Chapters Delegate
Ed Djulovic
City of Stratford

Nick Colucci


Branch Liaison
Nick Collucci
Town of Erin

Brian Barber

Executive Director
Brian Barber

Angela Storey

Alternate CPWA Representative
Angela Storey
City of Hamilton

Directors on the Board

Tracey Anastacio


OPWA Director
Tracey Anastacio
City of Markham

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

Max Ross

OPWA Director

Max Ross
City of Ottawa

Mark Zamojc


OPWA Director
Mark Zamojc
GM BluePlan