Committee Members

As per Canada's 150th in Welland Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference, this committee is comprised of individuals representing the following: 


The Committee shall consist of sixteen (16) voting members:

  • One (1) representative from the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre                     
  • One (1) representative from the Welland Museum                                        
  • One (1) representative from the Welland Public Library
  • One (1) representative from the Chamber of Commerce
  • One (1) representative from the Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area                       
  • One (1) representative from the North Welland Business Improvement Area                               
  • Two (2) representative from the Indigenous Community                                                                    
  • One (1) representative from the Francophone Community                                                                
  • One (1) representative from the Youth Community      
  • One (1) representative from the Persons with Disabilities Community
  • Four (4) Members-at-Large
  • One (1) City of Welland Councillor

Committee Members are as follows:

  • Debi Katsmar (Chair, Marketing & Communications Chair)
  • Stephanie Hicks (Vice-Chair, Media Relations)
  • Julianne Brunet (Finance Chair)
  • Teresa Haydon (Events Chair)
  • Bonnie Fokkens (City of Welland Councillor)
  • John Kuehnl-Caldwell
  • Josie Faccini
  • Helen Galeota;
  • Tom Liszt
  • Janet Madume
  • Penny Morningstar
  • Alain Breton
  • Shelby Laing / Jackson Root
  • Amy Brule
  • Dennis Rogers

City of Welland Staff Members:

Staff Liaison: Sarah Ane

Recording Secretary: Beth Dal Bianco: 


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