Committee Members

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Chair of the Source Protection Committee

Gerry Bilodeau has a strong background with all facets and activities associated with planning, development, construction, operation and management at various levels of mining projects. He is recognized for building strong technical and operational teams ensuring that key activities including OHS / Mining Regulations and Environmental Regulations are followed. He has extensive knowledge and experience with environmental applications, regulations, and guidelines associated with the mining industry. He is the recipient of numerous Safety and Mine Rescue awards. His belief is that Safety and Environment programs and processes are key to long-term sustainability. He recognizes the importance of having clean and safe drinking water for everyone. Ensuring proactive programs and processes are in place and efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of our fresh/clean drinking water sources is essential and key to his participation in this appointment as Chair of the SSPC.

Greater Sudbury Municipal Representative

Kris Longston is the Manager of Community & Strategic Planning and has been a Senior Planner with the City of Greater Sudbury for over six years. Kris is a part of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner. Previously, Kris was a Planner with the Municipality of Middlesex Centre and with the City of Stratford. Kris completed his Master of Environment Studies, in Planning, at the University of Waterloo in 2007.

Greater Sudbury Municipal Representative

Mike Jensen is the Director of Water & Wastewater and is acting as the Risk Management Official at the City of Greater Sudbury. In addition to his current roles with the municipality, he has also acted as Maintenance Compliance Officer and Compliance Supervisor. He started his career in the Royal Canadian Navy and trained to become a Marine Engineer. Mike is a part-time professor at Cambrian College where he teaches Water Remediation in the Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment Post Graduate Program.

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Mining Representative

Wendy Wisniewski is an Environmental Biology Technologist and is recognized as a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. Currently employed at Vale Canada Limited, Mrs. Wisniewski is a specialist in industrial water permits and regulatory requirements applicable at the municipal potable water systems owned and operated by Vale Canada. As a lifelong resident of Sudbury, she is committed to the protection of the municipal drinking water supply for our community today and for future generations.

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Land Development Representative

Luc Bock is a developer in Sudbury and owns L.S. Bock Development. He is also the current president of the Sudbury & District Home Builders Association and is a current member of the Development Liaison Advisory Committee for the City of Greater Sudbury.

Agriculture Sector Presentative

Michel Simard is a professional producer at Valley Growers and has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture at the University of Guelph with a major in Horticulture. He utilizes sound environmental practices to prevent contamination of surface and groundwater sources and holds a certificate in Environmental Farm Planning. He has experience working with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and has taught “Soils and Fertilization” at Collège Boréal.

 Robert Alemany
Public Member at Large Representative

Robert Alemany currently works with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Sudbury, Ontario. Robert excels in communicating complex and highly technical information in an accessible manner and brings that expertise forward in his role on the Committee. He has a background in Biology at the undergraduate level specializing in terrestrial and aquatic ecology. Robert grew up in Sudbury and is well versed in the Source Protection Area.


Public Member at Large Representative

Harry Pearce retired from the forestry industry in 2018 with over 38 years of service at Domtar and some time with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Throughout his career, he assumed many roles including Resource Ecologist, Operations Forester, and Environmental Coordinator. Since his retirement, Harry has taken on an interest in the improvement of water quality and the impacts of climate change.

 water first kendra driscoll
Environmental Non-Governmental Representative
Kendra Driscoll is a Water Quality Specialist at Water First, a non-governmental organization with the goal of helping address water challenges in Indigenous communities in Canada through education, training, and meaningful collaboration. Kendra has expertise in drinking water treatment, source protection, and environmental monitoring through her professional experience and her Master of Science Degree in Chemical Science from Laurentian University. As a resident of the City of Greater Sudbury, she has a vested interest in protecting our sources of drinking water from contamination and overuse.



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