About Us

Our Mandate

The committees mandate is to:

  • Develop relationships, knowledge and best practices that will educate users and stakeholders on the efficient use and management of the public right-of-way.


Members from municipal stakeholders, road authorities, utility companies, consultants, contactors and associations/alliances (maximum 20 members with balanced representation from all stakeholder groups).

It is encouraged that all members of the ROW Management Committee be members of OPWA. The dedicated co-chair who will be serving on the OPWA Board of Directors must be a member of OPWA.

Our Committee Members

Municipal Members

Mark Cavanaugh (Chair)
Durham Region
Praful Mistry
Richmond Hill
Kevin Wilton
Richmond Hill
Tracey Anastacio
City of Markham
Barry Mulcahy (OPWA Liaison)
Regional Municipality of Peel
Khaled Chowdhury
City of Toronto
Steve Murphy
York Region
Jevito Marchese
City of Mississauga
Stefanie Thorne
Simcoe County

Utility Members

Aqa Bugiel
Enbridge Gas
Danielle Kenney
Enbridge Gas
Robert Paradis
Hydro One
David Gill
Shane MacDonald
Oshea Richards
Chris Gill
Bell Canada
Mike Miller
Enbridge Gas
Kevin Schimus
Enbridge Gas
Yvonne Huang
Enbridge Gas
Brian O'Gay
Alectra Utilities
Maxwell Watters
Alectra utilities

Consultants/Associations Members

Lawrence Arcand
4Sight Utility Engineers
Sharmila Kumar
Chris Vandewiel
Vistech Design and Construction Ltd.
Paul Connor
SYNERGY Land Services Ltd.
Steve Niddery
LandSolutions LP
Ophir Wainer (Secretary)
T2 Utility Engineers
Wayne Groves
Lori O'Doherty (Event Planner)
Consultant/Event Planner
Tom Withers
Northern Advertisers Association of Ontario
Jeff Hitchcock (Vice Chair)
Ontario One Call
Harshan Ranganathan
DTS Technical

Government Agency Members

Paul Collins
Tony Di Fabio

Contractor/Developer/Supplier Members

Emad Booya
Dura Concrete Canada
Taner Gorcia
Dura Concrete Canada


Next Meeting is: May 13, 2021