Media Release - Township of Muskoka Lakes & District of Muskoka Appoint Minett Joint Policy Review Steering Committee

Media Release
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2018

Township of Muskoka Lakes & District of Muskoka Appoint Minett Joint Policy Review Steering Committee

October 15, 2018 (Bracebridge, ON) - The Township of Muskoka Lakes and the District Municipality of Muskoka (District) have jointly appointed 13 members to serve on the Minett Joint Policy Review Steering Committee for a 12 month term.  The mandate of the committee is to review and make recommendations regarding Official Plan policies as they relate to the Resort Village of Minett.

Chair of the Committee

  • James Lewis

Committee members

  • Sandy Baptist
  • Peter Gilgan
  • Patrick Graver
  • Rosemary King
  • Colin Love
  • Deborah Martin-Downs
  • Sandy McNair
  • Ian Newall
  • Frank Pottow
  • Water Prychidny
  • Michael Sneyd
  • Laurie Thomson

Alternate members

  • Massey Beveridge
  • Susan Lloyd Swail
  • Anne McCauley
  • Brian McElwain

For more information about the committee members, please visit :

“District and Township Councils are very pleased with the interest shown by so many members of the community.  There was a large response to the recruitment process and we thank all candidates for their interest and willingness to support the important work this committee will do,” said Don Furniss, Mayor, Township of Muskoka Lakes.

“We are very confident that the members selected bring the right mix of skills, expertise and experience to the review of Official Plan policies and make recommendations, while also ensuring that all of the unique and diverse perspectives and needs of Muskoka are acknowledged and taken into account,” explained John Klinck, District Chair.

The Township and District completed a recruitment process that focused on attracting candidates with the following knowledge and skill categories:

  • Legal
  • General Business / Financial Impact Analysis
  • Planning
  • Economist / Futurist / Demographer
  • Policy Development
  • Engineering
  • Cottage Development / Rentals
  • Mediation / Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Scientist (e.g. limnology, ecology, biology, environment, water quality, natural heritage, etc.)
  • Seasonal Resident of the Township of Muskoka Lakes
  • Permanent Resident of the Township of Muskoka Lakes
  • Resort Development / Operations

 For Terms of Reference and additional background information, please visit: or contact:

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