The Board is the voice of the membership in matters of governance and oversight. Their roles and responsibilities are outlined in the Reciprocal Agreement and include responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of the Reciprocal, complying with regulatory requirements, overseeing management performance and addressing governance issues raised by the members.

Shelby Askin Hager

City Solicitor and Corporate Leader, Economic Development and Public Safety, City of Windsor | Board Chair

Shelby Askin Hager is the City Solicitor for the City of Windsor, Ontario. Her background is in municipal and commercial law, with an emphasis on procurement and risk management, and she has been a member of the OMEX board since 2010.

Linda Leeds
Director of Corporate Services
Town of Milton

Patty Robinet
Deputy City Solicitor
City of Thunder Bay

Doug Taylor
Manager Administrative Services
& Treasurer
Township of Tiny

Jeffrey Abrams
City Clerk
City of Vaughan

Amedeo Valentino
Manager of Purchasing
& Risk Management
Town of Caledon

Nahla Hanna
President and Attorney in Fact
OMEX

The Board, in accordance with the Reciprocal Agreement, has created two Standing Committees to assist them–the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee.

The Audit Committee’s mandate is to assist the Board in monitoring the financial reporting and audit issues. The current Audit Committee is composed of Linda Leeds, Town of Milton (Chair); Amedeo Valentino, Town of Caledon and Doug Taylor, Township of Tiny.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for ensuring that appropriate candidates are nominated for both Board and Audit Committee positions in accordance with criteria established by the Reciprocal Agreement and the Nominating Committee Terms of Reference.