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Debbie Korolnek

December 11, 2023

Debbie is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with more than 40 years’ experience in municipal engineering. She joined the OCWA Board in 2017. In 1991 she joined the Regional Municipality of York as a project engineer, and worked in several positions to eventually become the General Manager, Water and Wastewater in 2005. While at York, she served as a municipal representative on the CTC Source Protection Committee. She was also closely involved with implementation of policies under the Oak Ridges Moraine Protection Plan, the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan and Source Water Protection Plans. Debbie left York Region in 2008 to pursue a broader career in Public Works with the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, where she worked with staff to develop a strategic plan for the newly formed engineering services department, combining roads, water, wastewater, development engineering and asset management and bringing in-house capital delivery. She joined Simcoe County and April 2013 as the General Manager, Engineering, Planning and Environment with overall responsibility for Transportation, Solid Waste, Planning, Forestry, Economic Development, Tourism and By-Law. Debbie retired from the County in 2021 and now devotes her time to OCWA and volunteer work.