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Tom Fuerth Named Chair of Essex Region Source Protection Committee

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007

Windsor/Essex Region - Tom Fuerth, a retired Councillor from the Town of Tecumseh and former Deputy Mayor for Sandwich South, has been named Chair of the Essex Region Source Protection Committee by Ontario Minister of the Environment Laurel Broten.

Mr. Fuerth is a retired Electrical Engineer and sessional instructor at the University of Windsor. He has dedicated over 20 years to public service, and has chaired many organizations, including the Library Board, Community Health Committee, Police Service Selection Committee, Fire, Planning and Personnel Committees, and the Public Relations Committee for Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. Tom also served as Chair of the Essex Region Conservation Authority, and is currently a Director for the Ontario Great Lakes Renewal Foundation and Chair of the Tecumseh Police Service Board.

"We are very excited that Minister Broten has selected Mr. Fuerth to Chair the Essex Region Source Protection Committee," says Stan Taylor, Director of Source Protection at the Essex Region Conservation Authority. "He has a strong track record of public service and leadership as well as a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the environment. Consensus and team building skills are key assets that he brings to the Source Protection Committee."

Mr. Fuerth was very pleased with his appointment. "I am excited to move forward in this process to protect drinking water at its source," he said. "After all, what better legacy can we leave to our children and grandchildren than a safe and sufficient supply of drinking water? Source protection plans won't just look at the needs of today, but will take into account the needs of the future."

He also looks forward to assembling the rest of the fifteen member committee. Applications for the Source Protection Committee will continue to be accepted until September 28, 2007, excluding municipal sector seats which are being filled through a different process. To be considered, candidates must describe their interest in writing accompanied by their resume. Expressions of Interest can be obtained from our website at http://www.erca.org/ under the Protecting Our Water link, or a hard copy can be obtained by contacting us directly.

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For more information:

Stan Taylor, P. Eng., Director

Source Water Protection

staylor@erca.org

(519) 776-5209 ext. 354

Tom Fuerth, Chair

Essex Region Source Protection Committee

tomf@uwindsor.ca

519-737-6649