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Woodpark Community Association

Association Structure

The Woodpark Community Association is governed up to fifteen board members operating within the bylaws for the organization. There are four named executive officers and up to eleven directors. Below are the current executive officers and directors. 
 

Additionally, there are four committees each with their own focus. They are chaired by a board member and recruit other directors and members of the Woodpark community to carry out their mandates. The committees are guided by terms of reference. The details for the committees can be found below.

Board

Board Members

President - Sue Milburn Hopwood

Sue is a long time resident of Woodpark. Sue values the walkability of the neighbourhood, the sense of community that exists and the easy access to green space, public transit and local services. She is committed to ensuring that these attributes are further enhanced as the anticipated developments in Woodpark and the surrounding area proceed.

Vice President/Secretary - David Levesque

David has been a resident of Woodpark since 2008 and a board member since 2019. "After retiring, I joined to board to give back to this wonderful community. I will use my skills as a retired Management Consultant to contribute to the association"

Treasurer - Jennifer Plank

Although Jennifer only moved to Woodpark in 2019, she quickly fell for the neighbourhood, thankful for the warm welcome it extended her way. She decided to give back to her community and became a member of the Board in 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys part time beekeeping near Picton (4 hives, and plenty of honey to go round!) and gardening. You might spot her walking Frida, a black-and-brown pup, around the area - usually chasing squirrels..and sometimes Frida joins in!

Director - Michael Brum

Michael looks forward to the opportunity to provide input into the future growth of this great neighborhood.

Mary Cavanagh

Mary is a long-time homeowner on Lawn Avenue, having raised two children here. She currently works at the University of Ottawa though is only a few years away from retirement and more frequent walks to Beachconers café. She is a self-described community advocate and experienced volunteer who values everything we have in Woodpark, most especially the people - the families, neighbours, and friends, (and their dogs). She is willing to give some time and has a specific interest in WCA planning and community infrastructure.

Board Member - Joan Harrison

Joan is a Director for the association.

Director - Stephen McGill

Stephen has worked in the marketing industry for four decades. He has planned, written, and created marketing and branding campaigns for virtually every sector of Canadian industry as well as federal, provincial, and municipal government departments and not-for-profit organizations.

Director - Sandra Robles Cruz

Sandra has called Woodpark home for the past eight years. As a curious and results-driven geoscientist, she firmly believes in the power of community collaboration to drive growth and deliver widespread benefits.

Director - Mar Preston

A 6-year resident of Woodpark and Community Garden fan. She returned to Canada after a 35-year hiatus in California where she participated in many an activism fight over surrendering neighbourhood control to commercial forces. Her immediate view is the LRT staging area at Lincoln Fields Station. She continues to mourn the loss of the crab apple orchard and leafy walks along Byron.

Director - Jim Smedley

Jim moved to Woodpark in September 2019 and lives in the Centretown  Citizens Ottawa Corporation rental complex along Midway and Hartleigh. He has enjoyed the friendly neighbours and supporting the various initiatives promoted through the board.

Director - Jane Taylor

Jane moved to Woodpark, Midway Avenue, in November, 2023. Even before this purchase she was alerted to the camaraderie of the Woodparkers and the community association. She is a retired professor with many years of volunteer service that she hopes you will put to good use.

Sub-Committees

Committees

The Sustainability Committee works with the community to undertake projects and initiatives to reverse and adapt to climate change, reduce waste and address sustainability issues such as local food production. They seek partnership with other community organizations, not-for-profits and local businesses with the goals of addressing environmental concerns.

The Outreach and Events Committee organizes community events and activities to foster community spirit and improve our local environment.  We strive to maintain a calendar of events that offer residents an opportunity to experience the joy of serving and celebrating with their neighbours.  Ideas are always helpful, however, what is more important is knowing what you are prepared to contribute towards the work of building a more vibrant and better community.

The Infrastructure and Development Committee is mandated to represent Woodpark members on issues of Traffic, Infrastructure and Developments in Woodpark. They work with and City and NCC representatives to understand and comment on how development impacts Woodpark and to ensure Woodpark voices are heard.

 

The Internal Services Committee  provides administrative support to the board, oversee the financial management of the community association, and ensure the board's activities align with the bylaws. The committee manages the website, external communication and prepares and publishes documentation of board meetings (monthly and AGM) for the community association

 

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