What is ROW Management Anyways? The answer is probably best summed up by the OPWA ROW Management Committee’s mission statement: “Our mission is to develop relationships, knowledge and best practices that will educate users and stakeholders on the efficient use and management of the public Rights-of-Way”. The Right of Way Management Committee is a group of stakeholders that includes Municipalities, Utilities, Consultants, Developers, Contractors etc. This talk will introduce the Committee, the Sub-Committees, the Annual Conference and how we aim to promote collaboration and information sharing to optimise the space within the public right of way. We have designated October as “Right of Way Management Month” and will present a series of webinars on a variety of aspects of Right of Way Management on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, we will also briefly introduce some of the upcoming webinar topics and hopefully whet your appetite.



Jeff Hitchcock
Training & Education Program Manager
Ontario One Call

Having achieved numerous positions in the Damage Prevention Industry since 2006 – most of them with Ontario One Call – Jeff has an intricate knowledge of the Damage Prevention system.

His experience with Ontario One Call has taken him from: a call taker to the first full time Trainer; to the Team Leader on a midnight team; to the team leader behind registering all infrastructure with Ontario One Call after the passage of the OUINS Act; to leading the way to insourcing Ontario One Call’s contact centre; to managing Ontario One Call’s Training and Education efforts across the province.

Jeff has also lead Ontario One Call’s efforts behind the Professional Locate Administrator Course.

Blaine Hunt, P.Eng
Director of Engineering
T2 Utility Engineers

A graduate of McGill University, Blaine holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia who has over 20 years’ experience. In his current role at T2 Utility Engineers, he is responsible for the overall quality of deliverables and the application of standards across the Canadian offices.