IJC adds Greece Town Supervisor to board overseeing lake levels

Staff Reports Posted 3 September 2019 at 5:02 pm

The International Joint Commission announced today that it has appointed Bill Reilich, Supervisor of the Town of Greece, to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board.

That board includes commissioners from the United States and Canada. The IJC helps regulate the water levels for the lake and river.

On July 17 the IJC announced it would expand the membership of its board by adding two local members – one from each country – from municipalities on the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Appointment of a local member from Canada is expected in the near future.

Commissioners agreed that appointment of these additional local members would be helpful to complement the existing membership of the board and, in particular, assist in their efforts to document the human and social impacts of recent flooding at the local and municipal levels in order to enrich the board’s discussions and decisions.

Reilich on May 28 hosted IJC commissioners in a tour of flooding damage in Greece. He also led a closed-door session with officials from the lakeshore communities, including Orleans County municipal leaders.

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