A new Canadian contingent to the Peace Bridge Authority began taking seats on the bi-national body Friday following the change in government in Ottawa.
Tim Clutterbuck, president of ASW Steel in Welland, Ont. was elected the authority’s new chairman at his first meeting. He and two others are appointees of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Transport Canada.
Clutterbuck succeeds Sam Hoyt, an appointee of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo who was elected vice chairman. The chairmanship rotates between the New York and Canadian delegations on a yearly basis.
Other new Canadian appointees include Isabel Meharry of Toronto, president of Kerry’s Place Autism Services; and Debbie Zimmerman of St. Catharines, Ont., former chairwoman of the Regional Municipality of Niagara and current chief executive officer of Grape Growers of Ontario.
More appointments from Ottawa are expected in the weeks ahead.