Nominations & Elections

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

Contact Sheryl Badin

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Dear Members:

Chapter 29 is very pleased to announce the following 2021 awards being offered by Chapter 29:

  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 one successful applicant or, in the event there is more than one suitable applicant, the award may be split evenly.
  2. IRWA Chapter 29 Employer of the Year - Chapter 29 is also making a call for nominations with respect to right of way professionals for their contribution and dedication to the IRWA  throughout the past year.  Please consider nominating a fellow member for this award.
  3. IRWA Chapter 29 Professional of the Year – Chapter 29 is also making a call for nominations with respect to employers for their contributions and dedication to the IRWA throughout the past year.  Please consider nominating a well deserving employer for this award.

The attached applications for the Scholarship, Employer of the Year and Professional of the Year are being managed by the Chapter 29 Nominations and Elections Committee and are due by April 30th, 2021.  The application forms are included on this website page.

All three awards will be presented at the 2021 Virtual Spring Education Seminar.

We encourage you to pass this information along to your coworkers, family and friends.

Sheryl Badin, SR/WA
Chair, Nominations & Elections, IRWA Chapter 29

Employer of the Year Award

Professional of the Year Award

2021 Scholarship Application


Hello fellow members of IRWA Chapter 29,

As we all know this latest pandemic continues to cause our lives to change drastically. In these times of uncertainty, we look to support each other and find other means of communications.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting of the members, the Chapter conducts its business including the nominations and elections for the Executive Board. While our Spring seminar will proceed virtually on May 6th, considering that this event is happening a little earlier than in previous years, and in order to meet the requirements for sufficient time to provide notice in our call for nominations, we will be holding our annual general meeting of the members at a separate meeting scheduled for June 24th, 2021. As with last year, our International offices have asked that we proceed with this year’s Chapter election online.

The Chapter is always looking for dedicated individuals who wish to offer some of their time, expertise and new ideas or to sit on a Committee. The IRWA is a non-profit organization and the positions are all on a volunteer basis.

If you are interested in one of these positions, and or wish to nominate a qualified member, we would like to hear from you. Please send an e-mail with your expressed interest or nominee to righton@irwachapter29.org

Nominations & Elections Protocol:

As per the Chapter by-laws, the Nomination & Election committee would like to recommend the following slate of officers for the upcoming 2021/22 term.

President & International Voting  Director: 

Paul B Connor RWA
Branch Manager Cambridge/Land Agent
SYNERGY Land Services Ltd.

President Elect & International Voting Director:

Guillaume LaVictoire

Vice President:



Frank Fucile, C.Tech, SR/WA
Manager - Real Estate
Corporate Services
The Regional Municipality of Niagara


Gloria Whittaker, RWA
Real Estate Coordinator, Realty Services
Community Services, City of Brampton

Appointed Committee Chairs:

(These positions are appointed/approved by incoming Chapter President)

  • Education Chair: Lucie Jabour
  • Assistant Education Chair: Janeth Haub
  • Membership Chair: Shadi Shenouda
  • Professional Development Chair:  Lisa Masters
  • Assistant Professional Development:  Jack Carello
  • Nominations & Elections Chair:  Sheryl Badin
  • Assistant Nominations & Elections:  Jack Carello
  • Finance Chair: Paul Connor
  • Young Professionals Chair:  Katie Badin
  • E-Communications Chair:  Vicki Wong
  • Assistant E-Communications Chair:  vacant
  • Assistant Secretary : vacant

As stated, this year’s election and appointments will be completed electronically, and the deadline to submit all nominations is May 26, 2021.

Stay Safe!

The Nominations & Elections Committee
IRWA Chapter 29