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George Cornell elected to represent county at binational coalition

Cornell, who will serve on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s Board of Directors, called the opportunity an honour
2018-12-11 County JO-007
File photo of Simcoe County Warden George Cornell. Jessica Owen/BarrieToday

NEWS RELEASE
COUNTY OF SIMCOE
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On June 5, 2019, County of Simcoe Warden and Mayor of Tiny Township George Cornell was appointed to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s Board of Directors during the organization’s 16th annual conference.

Warden Cornell will represent the residents of Simcoe County on key water and environmental issues, including protection of our Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is a binational coalition of over 80 US and Canadian Mayors and municipal leaders, representing over 17 million people, working to protect and restore the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River system provides clean drinking water to more than nine million Ontarians.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative promotes international collaboration between municipal and provincial governments to provide education and resources and promote sustainable environmentally-sound policy on water quality and quantity, infrastructure and climate change. For details and policy initiatives being led by the group, visit https://glslcities.org/

“It’s an honour to represent the County of Simcoe on environmental issues at an international level," said Warden George Cornell. "Given the importance of the Great Lakes and waterways for our communities, environment and economy, we are committed to ensuring that residents and visitors can continue to enjoy our beautiful lakes and rivers for generations to come.”

The County has a strong interest in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

Five member municipalities, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay are members of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative with strong support from the Severn Sound Environmental Association. The County also works at a local level to protect its waterways, habitat, forests and the environment.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents, in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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