The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the OAFC 2022 Board of Directors Executive Committee
November 25, 2021

The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the OAFC 2022 Board of Directors Executive Committee

As per the Nominations Committee communication on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, and as discussed during the Virtual Annual General Meeting earlier today, only two elected Directors declared their intent to stand for the President and Vice President positions on the Board.  As one Director declared for each position - the two positions were acclaimed.  At the first Board of Directors meeting, held earlier this afternoon, the Board appointed the Secretary and Treasurer positions.  

Your OAFC 2022 Board of Directors: 

Executive Committee
  • President, Deputy Chief Rob Grimwood, Mississauga
  • Vice President, Chief Jason Whiteley, North Bay
  • Secretary, Chief Jeremy Parkin, Rama 
  • Treasurer, Deputy Chief Jeremy Inglis, Central York
  • Chief Brian Arnold, Cambridge
  • Chief Mark Berney, Scugog
  • Chief Chad Brown, Mississippi Mills (Prince Edward County as of December 2021)
  • Deputy Chief Andrea DeJong, St. Catharines
  • Chief Mark MacDonald, Cramahe
  • Deputy Chief Nancy MacDonald-Duncan, Mississauga
  • Chief Brent Thomas, Innisfil
  • Chief Tony Van Dam, Georgian Bay
We would also like to thank our outgoing Board members, Acting Chief Paul Hutt and Chief Rob Collins, and outgoing Past President, Retired Chief Cynthia Ross Tustin, and Retired Chief Mark Pankhurst for all their hard work over the past term. Finally, we would like to thank all members that put their names forward to run for the OAFC Board of Directors. We hope you will consider running again next year. 

OAFC Nominations Committee


As chief fire officers, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs provide leadership and support to the Ontario fire service through advocacy in service delivery, public and firefighter safety.  To achieve this, we provide a recognized, authoritative voice for all matters relating to the management and delivery of fire and emergency services in Ontario.  We work cooperatively with the provincial government, key stakeholders, and other organizations to promote excellence and innovation in the areas of education and training, legislation, and public policy, fire and membership services. We are the trusted advisor to the provincial government, key stakeholders and media on matters relating to public and firefighter safety.

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs represents the chief fire officers of the 441 municipal fire departments in the Province of Ontario.  These chief officers are ultimately responsible, by statute, for the management and delivery of fire, rescue, and emergency response to the 14.5 million residents of Ontario. 


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