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SPC Member Biographies

Tracey Cooke, Chair

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Catherine Taddo, City of Sault Ste. Marie

Catherine is originally from Thunder Bay and received her Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1997 from Lakehead University. She moved to the Sault in 1998 to work as a Project Engineer for Walker Engineering. In 2006, she accepted the position of Municipal Services Engineer with the City of Sault Ste. Marie and moved into the role of Land Development and Environmental Engineer in 2011.

Hal McGonigal, Township of Prince

Hal has been a resident of Prince Township since 1988 and the General Director at FedNor. He obtained his B.Sc. Forestry as well as studying land use and resource management at Toronto University. At one time Hal was involved in Communities Quality Initiative, Tourism Solution Council, Public Utilities Commission and SSMRCA Technical Advisory Committee for Shoreline Management. Currently, Hal participates in Community Development Corporation of Sault and Area, Ontario Woodlot Owners Association and SSM Multi-Modal Transportation Committee.

Laurence Woolley, Sault Ste. Marie Resident

Larry, born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie worked in Algoma Steel as an Ironworker. He is involved in the community and currently sits on several boards including the Legal Clinic, Soup Kitchen and St. Johns Church. He also delivers meals on wheels for the Davey Home and Good Food Boxes for the Soup Kitchen. One of his special interests is protecting the vital source of life – WATER.

Andrew Hallett, Water Industry

Andrew obtained his B.Sc. Water Resource Engineer at Guelph University in 1993. That year he went to work for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Burlington before transferring to the Sault. In 2006, he accepted the position of Water Distribution Engineer with P.U.C. Services Inc. and now resides here with his wife and children.

Mike Delfre, Local Business

Mike Delfre is a Sault Ste Marie native. He is the Director of Operations-Food Security for the United Way of Sault Ste Marie and Algoma District. Mike also serves as a director of the Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation. He lives with 2 of his 3 children and enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking.
Jordache BoudreauEnvironmental

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