Nominations & Elections

All inquiries may be directed to Sheryl Badin, Nominations & Elections Chair; or Jack Carello, Assistant Nominations & Elections Chair 

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March 31, 2020 update

Dear Members,

News from your Nominations and Elections Committee!!   

**Chapter 29 is seeking a Treasurer for the new term commencing July 1, 2020.  Please contact any one of your Nominations and Elections Committee, Sheryl Badin and Jack Carello, or Chapter President, Georgio Panici if you have an interest.

** Chapter 29 is very pleased to announce that Nominations for the following Annual Awards are now open and the applications attached hereto:

1.  Annual Scholarship Award.   This scholarship is open to graduating high school students residing in the Province of Ontario, and who are entering a full time course of study in any of the various fields impacting the right of way profession.  Areas of study may include (but not limited to) land or property management, law, surveying, planning, real property appraisal, civil engineering, and or environmental studies. The amount of the scholarship will be $2,000.00 which can be awarded to 1 successful applicant or, in the event there is more than one suitable applicant, the award may be split evenly. Applications for the Scholarship will be managed by Chapter 29 Nominations and Elections Committee and are due by April 24th, 2020.   Attached is the application form . We encourage you to pass this information along to your fellow workers and family and friends.   

2.  Chapter 29 Employer of the Year:  The Employer of the Year Award recognizes associate companies which actively support their employees as IRWA members. Each company demonstrates strong employee support and commitment in terms of participation, financing, time allowance, facilities, service, etc. Attached is the application form . The deadline for receiving these applications is April 24th.    

3.  Chapter 29 Professional of the Year: The Professional of the Year award honors professionals who have demonstrated exemplary support to the Chapter. Attached is the application form.  The deadline for receiving these applications is April 24th.


Sheryl Badin,  SR/WA

Chair, Nominations and Elections 

February 2020 update - we are seeking a Treasurer for the 2020-2021 fiscal term, which officially begins on July 1, 2020.  Many thanks to our current Treasurer, Lorraine Longmuir, for her dedicated work in this key role.  Please contact Sheryl or Lorraine to discuss the role, if you're interested.  Thank you!  

Our Chapter is headed by an Executive Board and Committees made up of dedicated members of the Chapter who bring to you courses, luncheons, seminars, along with the chance to Network.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting of the Members, the Chapter conducts its business which involves the nominations and elections for the Executive Board.  The Chapter is always looking for interested people who wish to offer some of their time, expertise and new ideas to sit on the Board or assist with a Committee.  The IRWA is a non-profit organization and the positions are all on a volunteer basis.  

If you wish to nominate an individual or are interested yourself in one or any of these leadership roles or serving on a sub-committee, or would simply like to help out where needed, we would like to hear from you.  Please send an e-mail with your nomination or expressed interest, or for further information on a particular role, please contact Sheryl.  

This year's election and appointments will be held at the Annual General Meeting during the Spring Education Seminar in April 2020 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  

As per Chapter By-laws, as appointed by the President and in concurrence with the Nomination and Election Chair and elected officers the following people are recognized as the 2019-2020 Chapter 29 Executive.

2019-2020 Chapter 29 Executive: 
  • President and International Voting Director – Georgio Panici, SRWA
  • President Elect and International Director – Sarah Orchard, RWP
  • Vice President – Paul Connor, RWA
  • Treasurer – Lorraine Longmuir, SRWA
  • Secretary – Gloria Whittaker Assistant
  • Professional Development Chair – Lisa Masters
  • Membership Chair – Shadi Shenouda
  • Education Chair – Janeth Haub
  • Assistant Education Chair – Lucie Jabour, RWA
  • Newsletter Editor – Sheryl Badin, SRWA
  • Nominations and Elections Chair – n/a
  • Young Professionals Chair – Katie Badin
  • Website Editor – Vicki Wong, SRWA
Recognition of the current Board: 
  • Chapter President and International Director - Chris Dietrich
  • President Elect and International Director - Georgio Panici
  • Vice President - Sarah Orchard
  • Secretary - Gloria Whittaker
  • Treasurer - Lorraine Longmuir
  • Education Chair - Paul Connor
  • Assistant Education Chair - Janeth Haub
  • Assistant Education Chair - Lucie Jabour
  • Membership Chair - Shadi Shenouda
  • Assistant Professional Development Chair - Lisa Masters
  • Past President & Website Editor - Vicki Wong
  • Newsletter Editor - Sheryl Badin
  • Nominations and Elections Chair - Sheryl Badin
  • Young Professionals Chair - Katie Badin
  • Golf Tournament Chair - Ben Van Reekum
  • Northern Initiative – Katherine Hamilton