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Trump nominates former local assemblywoman for IJC

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 August 2018 at 5:25 pm

Jane Corwin

A former local state assemblywoman, Jane Corwin, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the International Joint Commission, a two-country board that is focused on regulating the water levels in the Great Lakes.

There have been calls for a change in leadership at the IJC after last year’s flooding on Lake Ontario.

Corwin of Clarence represented a district that included the Town of Shelby in Orleans County, and portions of Niagara and Erie counties. She was in the Assembly for eight years, and a lost a close election for Congress in 2011 against Kathy Hochul.

“I applaud President Trump’s decision to nominate Jane Corwin for the current International Joint Commission vacancy,” State Sen. Robert Ortt said. “After the disastrous consequences resulting from Plan 2014, it was time for a change in representation and Jane Corwin is the ideal candidate to fill that role. As a leader who once served the same communities that were devastated by the flooding of Lake Ontario, she will ensure the interests of those impacted by the disaster are represented and that their voices are heard. I look forward to Jane Corwin adding on to her brilliant public service record and fighting the wrongs that the IJC and its Plan 2014 have created.”

Along with Corwin, Trump plans to nominate Robert C. Sisson of Michigan and Lance V. Yohe of North Dakota to the IJC. The nominations need to be confirmed by the Senate.

There also are Canadians that serve on the IJC board.

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