Erin Mahoney

Board Vice-Chair and Chair, Better Best Practices Advisory Committee

Erin Mahoney is Commissioner of Environmental Services for The Regional Municipality of York, managing more than 300 staff to provide water and wastewater, corporate energy, waste management, and forestry services for more than 1.1 million residents and 28,000 businesses.

Ms. Mahoney is responsible for maintaining nearly $4.8 billion in Regional assets, delivering a $2.3-billion, 10-year capital plan, and overseeing a $520-million gross operating budget. Ms. Mahoney proactively manages the Environmental Services portfolio by negotiating current priorities with an acute awareness of the future needs of the Region.

In her role as Commissioner, Ms. Mahoney has also served as Chair of the Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario (RPWCO) from 2012-2014. RPWCO members provide the full spectrum of Public Works infrastructure and services to over 80% of the population of Ontario. As Chair, she elevated RPWCO’s profile by actively engaging with the Provincial government and providing strategic policy advice on matters related to public works service delivery and infrastructure including a focus on key water issues.

Prior to joining York Region in 2008, Ms. Mahoney enjoyed a distinguished career in the private sector with an internationally recognized engineering services company. She was Vice President of Earth Tech Inc.’s National Environmental Business in Canada and managed Earth Tech’s second largest water group in North America. At that time, she had over 20 years of experience on projects involving water and wastewater treatment, waste management, environmental legislation, approvals requirements and public consultation.

Ms. Mahoney is an active member of the public works community and holds membership with: Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, Toronto Board of Trade, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and American Public Works Association.

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