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Our Board of Commissioners

The Niagara Parks Board of Commissioners is composed of up to twelve individuals who are responsible for making policy decisions, providing guidance to staff and reporting to the provincial government.  The members of the Commission are responsible and accountable to the Government of Ontario, the sole shareholder of the Commission. There are four municipal appointees, representing the Regional Municipality of Niagara, the Town of Fort Erie, the City of Niagara Falls, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Public appointees are members of the public who participate on the boards of provincial agencies and other public organizations. More information about public appointees, including how to apply, is available on the Government of Ontario website.

The current Commission consists of the following board members:

No. Position Member Name Tenure Remuneration Location
1 Chair (Part-time) April Jeffs January 31, 2022 - January 30, 2025 $250 per diem Welland
2 Vice-Chair (Part-time) Bart Maves March 10, 2022 - May 12,2024 $175 per diem Niagara Falls
3 Member (Part-time) Lois Anne Giles Aug 16, 2019 – Aug 15, 2022 $135 per diem Ridgeway
4 Member (Part-time) Jessica Friesen April 16, 2020 – April 15, 2023 $135 per diem St. David’s
5 Member (Part-time) Vince Kerrio Dec 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2022 $135 per diem Niagara Falls
6 Member (Part-time) Jim Diodati Dec 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2022 $135 per diem Niagara Falls
7 Member (Part-time) Betty Disero Dec 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2022 $135 per diem Niagara-on-the-Lake
8 Member (Part-time) Wayne Redekop Dec 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2022 $135 per diem Fort Erie
9 Member (Part-time) Ted Salci July 9, 2020 – July 8, 2023 $135 per diem Niagara Falls
10 Member (Part-time) Vacant $135 per diem
11 Member (part-time) Spencer DeWolfe March 4, 2022 - March 3, 2025 $135 per diem St. Catharines
12 Member (part-time) Natasha DiCienzo April 28, 2022 - April 27, 2025 $135 per diem Niagara Falls

Appointee biographies are available on the Public Appointments Secretariat website. Learn more