The 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.

The current Commission consists of the following board members:

No. Position Member Name Tenure Remuneration Location
1 Chair (Part-time) Thomson, Janice Jun 15, 2010 – Nov 15, 2018 $250 per diem Niagara-on-the-Lake
2 Vice-Chair (Part-time) Andrew, Joan May 2, 2012 – June 2, 2018 $175 per diem Toronto
3 Member (Part-time) Giles, Lois Anne June 20, 2012 – July 19, 2016 $135 per diem Niagara-on-the-Lake
4 Member (Part-Time) Nielsen-Jones, Ian Jun 20, 2012 – Jul 19, 2016 $135 per diem Niagara-on-the-Lake
5 Member (Part-Time) Darte, Pat Feb 25, 2015 – Nov 30, 2016 $135 per diem Niagara-on-the-Lake
6 Member (Part-Time) Diodati, Jim Feb 25, 2015 – Nov 30, 2016 $135 per diem Niagara Falls
7 Member (Part-Time) Kerrio, Vincent Apr 18, 2007 – Nov 30, 2016 $135 per diem Niagara Falls
8 Member (Part-Time) Redekop, Wayne Feb 25, 2015 – Nov 30, 2016 $135 per diem Fort Erie
9 Member (Part-Time) West, Virginia M. Nov 29, 2010 – Nov 30, 2016 $135 per diem Toronto
10 Member (Part-Time) Goodale, Michael Feb 12, 2014 – Feb 11, 2017 $135 per diem Grimsby
11 Member (Part-time) Detenbeck, James Aug 1, 2012 – Sept 15, 2018 $135 per diem Niagara Falls
12 Member (Part-Time) Pond, Kerry Mar 1, 2012 – Sept 15, 2018 $135 per diem Toronto