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Peace Bridge Authority names Clutterbuck as chairman

FORT ERIE, Ont. – The Peace Bridge Authority on Friday named Tim Clutterbuck, a Welland steel executive, as chairman of the binational panel governing the Niagara River span between New York and Ontario.

Clutterbuck succeeds Buffalo attorney Kenneth A. Manning, who is required to step aside under authority requirements for the chairmanship to alternate between the New York and Canadian delegations each year. Manning was named vice-chairman.

In his departing remarks, Manning called his tenure “an extraordinary year.”

“Never have I served on a board with such diversity and talent,” he said. “And we are blessed with strong management.”

Manning pointed to continuing progress on the authority’s 3-year, $100 million deck replacement project that has successfully continued while causing few impediments to traffic. He also cited new technological advances to speed border processing, $91 million in capital reserves, and strong credit ratings.

The new elections for Clutterbuck and Manning were unanimous except for authority member Isabel Meharry of Ontario, who abstained over her concern about the board’s “process” in naming its officers.

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