Government Affairs Committee

Welcome to the Government Affairs Committee page

What We Do

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is a pro-active committee maintaining connections with working groups and advisory committees involved in issues impacting OWWA members.

The GAC supports the OWWA/OMWA Joint Committee in communicating the position of OWWA members on new legislative and regulatory matters. The Committee also provides comments to the Board on existing legislation, regulations, guidelines, and policies.


  • Monitor upcoming legislative and regulatory changes affecting the drinking water industry
  • Receive and consider comments from members regarding existing legislation, regulations, guidelines, and policies
  • Notify members of changes through Pipeline or Conduit
  • Monitor the OWWA/OMWA/MOE quarterly meetings and provides input and feedback
  • Liaise with other committees to gather input or disseminate information

Who We Are

Committee Chair Ryan Morton
Vice Chair Michele Grenier
Committee Email

Member List

Member Employer
Ryan Morton Town of Gananoque
Michèle Grenier XCG Consultants Ltd.
Bill Andrews Hatch Mott MacDonald
Jane Bonsteel Region of Peel
Brian Carrow AMEC Earth & Environmental
Elizabeth Evans Niagara Region
Yarlene Frisani OCWA
Nancy Kodousek Region of Waterloo
George Lai MOE
Sabina Martyn Hatch Mott MacDonald
Praneeta Moti
John Rudnickas
John Thompson City of Barrie
Jennifer Wu University of Toronto
Gary Houghton Board Liaison Director


For More Information

If you would like to get more information or would like to join our committee, please contact us.



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