SSMRCA Welcomes New General Manager

photo: Northern Hoot

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Ms. Corrina Barrett has been hired as the new General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer effective May 6, 2019. The position was advertised following the announcement of the departure of Rhonda Bateman. Thirty-five applications were received for this executive position.

Ms. Barrett has most recently been the Program Development Coordinator at the Invasive Species Centre. Prior to that, she has had a varied career working as Environmental Initiatives Coordinator at the City of Sault Ste. Marie, On-Shore Field Safety Supervisor for the St. Marys River Water Quality Sampling and Analysis program through Algoma University and the St. Marys River Remedial Action Plan Coordinator.

“Ms. Barrett brings a great deal of local environmental knowledge and experience to this role,” says Marchy Bruni, Chair of Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority’s Board of Directors. “While we will miss the leadership and professionalism that Rhonda, our current General Manager, brought to this role, we are confident in Corrina’s ability to move the SSMRCA in to the future.”

“I am excited to accept this position with the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority,” says Barrett. I have always been passionate about conserving and sustaining our natural environment, and I am eager to work with a great team and community partners who are dedicated to protecting and improving our local watershed.”

The Board would like to welcome Ms. Barrett and is looking forward to working with her in this new role of local leadership in the management of the St. Marys River watershed.