Barrie and Simcoe County Community Board in action

Our Barrie and Simcoe County Community Board donated $550,000 since 2017 to 84 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2022


Budget allocated


Local charities

Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes (Chair)

President and CEO, Georgian College (Retired)

Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes recently retired from her position as the President and CEO of Georgian College and has extensive academic and administrative experience in postsecondary education in Ontario. She has served as Vice President of External Relations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), President of Mohawk College, and in numerous senior leadership roles at both UOIT and Durham College. Throughout her career, MaryLynn has demonstrated an unwavering focus on serving students and meeting their needs. MaryLynn has extensive experience leading strategic planning; championing co-operative education, international and curriculum initiatives; and forging innovative college and university partnerships and pathways. She has also been responsible for establishing community, government and industry relationships; leading student services, marketing, communications, branding and fundraising teams; and undertaking major financial management and capital expansion projects.

Dr. West-Moynes received her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her research examined organizational culture and leadership skills. She holds an MA in adult education from Central Michigan University and a BASc from the University of Guelph.

Dr. West-Moynes is very community-minded, she has served on numerous volunteer boards and committees throughout her career.

Lisa Richardson (Vice Chair)

Vice President, Customer Experience, Mobility, TELUS

Maija Craig

Manager, Community Investment, TELUS

Jane Dewar

Vice Principal, Banting Memorial High School

Chief Kimberley Greenwood

Chief, Barrie Police Service

Lauren Jessop

CEO, Barrie Public Library

Himanshu Shah

Chief Executive Officer, Canopy Support Services

Phil Schultz

Vice President, Customer Experience, Strategy & Development, TELUS

Kim Vey

Director, Mobility 2.0 Barrie & Calgary, TELUS and TELUS Community Ambassador

Camille Walker

Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

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