Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation Authority
January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018–January 7, 2021
Ms. Martin-Downs is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, where she is responsible for all facets of strategic planning, finance, operations and land management. Prior to this role, she was the Director of the Ecology Division of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Prior to joining TRCA, Ms. Martin-Downs spent 16 years as an environmental consultant with Gartner Lee Limited.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Martin-Downs has held progressive roles managing multidisciplinary teams of technical specialists in the fields of geoenvironmental, watershed planning, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, flood risk and infrastructure, water resources engineering, source water protection and environmental monitoring.
Ms. Martin-Downs is also active on committees. She spent 12 years as a volunteer with the Don Watershed Regeneration Council and currently is a volunteer Director with the Muskoka Lakes Association. Ms. Martin-Downs has been a member of the Latornell Symposium steering committee for nine years, including two years as Chair. She also served as a Director of the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement, now known as BLOOM, for six years. She is a founding member and Chair of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition.
Ms. Martin-Downs has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science in Zoology and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto.