In 2017, CCMTA dedicated its Recognition of Service presentation to Sean McAlister in his memory. Sean was well-known within the CCMTA community, having served as both staff and volunteer with CCMTA at various times throughout his career. Sean was a devoted employee of CCMTA in the late 1980s and 1990s, and then moved on to the BC provincial government in 2000 and maintained his relationship with CCMTA by serving as the BC member of the Drivers and Vehicles Program Committee. A respected authority within the compliance and regulatory sector as well, Sean’s consulting work post 2000 ensured he stayed connected with CCMTA and with the Program Committee on Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. Sean passed away on August 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.
The Sean McAlister Service Recognition honours:
an individual who has been an active member of the Board, program committee or project group for more than five years, upon their departure or retirement from a CCMTA volunteer position.
staff members upon completion of 15 and 25 years of service, and upon retirement.
Recipients are recognized throughout the year upon their departure or retirement. If appropriate, recipients may be recognized at the Annual Meeting.
CCMTA has honoured the following individuals so far since June 2020:
Terry Wallace, Alberta
Terry has been an active member of the CCMTA Drivers and Vehicles (D&V) Program Committee since 2005. During his tenure as Chair of D&V (2017 to 2019), the Committee completed a number of projects including the re-drafting of NSC Standards 2, 3 and 4, and the updating of several reports and best practices such as the jurisdictional guidelines for ignition interlock programs. Terry plans to retire in January 2021. His leadership and contributions to CCMTA will be missed by all.
Geoff Ewing, Newfoundland and Labrador
Geoff is a long-standing CCMTA member, having represented Newfoundland and Labrador on CCMTA’s Road Safety Research and Policies (RSRP) Program Committee for over 20 years. He served as the Chair of RSRP between 2002 and 2004. In 2007, Geoff represented Newfoundland and Labrador for a short time on the Commercial and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) Program Committee. Geoff has contributed to Canada’s road safety through his participation on working groups including those related to fraud prevention and national collision data. In December 2020, after 24 years with the Newfoundland and Labrador government, Geoff will embark on a well-deserved retirement. CCMTA would like to thank Geoff for his contributions to road safety and wish him all the best on his retirement.
Ron Foord, Saskatchewan
Ron Foord from SGI, a long standing CCMTA member, has represented Saskatchewan for several years with his participation on various D&V and CRA working groups, including being a key member and chair of CAVR/IRP and more recently representing his jurisdiction on the CRA Program Committee. Ron will embark on a well-deserved retirement in July 2020.
Paul Harbottle, Ontario
As an active participant in CCMTA activities over the last 15 years, Paul has contributed to many key initiatives including but not limited to the work of the Canadian Driver Licence Agreement (CDLA) and the publication of new national medical standards and driver fitness guidelines to name a few. Paul was also chair of the CCMTA Drivers and Vehicles Committee from 2012 to 2014. Paul’s inclusive style, hearing all members’ points of view, contributed to the successful completion of many important initiatives. Paul will embark on a well-deserved retirement in January 2021. He will be missed by all.
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