Chatham-Kent Council Responsibilities
- Representative of Ward 6 – City of Chatham
- Member of Audit Policy Committee
- Member of CAO Performance Review and Compensation Committee
- Member of Economic Development Advisory Committee
Darrin is the former Chair of the Board of Entegrus Inc., the corporation that brings electricity, renewable energy and water supply services to over 40,000 customers across Southwestern Ontario, including Chatham-Kent. Entegrus Inc., formerly known as Chatham-Kent Energy, is 90% owned by the Municipality. Entegrus is made up of three divisions; Entegrus Powerlines, Entegrus Services and Entegrus Transmission. As Chairman, Darrin presided over meetings of the Board of Directors who guide the long-term vision of the company and provide oversight to ensure Entegrus meets and exceeds the expectations of customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.
International Plowing Match 2018
Darrin is currently serving as the Co-Chair for the 2018 International Plowing match being held in Pain Court this fall from September 18-22. The event is expected to attract over 100 000 people and will showcase the many outstanding attributes that make Chatham-Kent a special place while generating millions of dollars of economic spin off. A team of over 1000 volunteers that will be working together to ensure IPM 2018 will be a huge success.
The Prosperity Roundtable brings together multi-sector community groups dedicated to reducing poverty and building the capacity of the community to enhance quality of life for all citizens of Chatham Kent. Darrin has been the volunteer Chair of the Prosperity Roundtable Steering Committee since its inception.
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The Children’s Treatment Centre in a Chatham-Kent agency that focuses on the needs of children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs from birth to 18 years of age. Darrin has been a Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation Board for five years and has served as its treasurer during that time. The Foundation Board was established to increase our community’s awareness of the services provided by the Treatment Centre and to raise funds to purchase unfunded capital assets and to support program initiatives for children.
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Darrin is a member of the Board of Directors of Mainstreet Credit Union, with branch offices across Chatham-Kent and Middlesex County. Mainstreet now manages assets in excess of $700 million. Darrin currently serves as Chair of the Board and has served as both Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the governance Committees responsible for maintaining the integrity of the organization and safeguarding members’ assets.
In 2006, Darrin and his wife Christine co-chaired the United Way of Chatham-Kent’s annual fundraising campaign. Due to the generosity of the community during their term, a record $2.4 million was raised and distributed to the over twenty member agencies that are supported by the United Way. As Darrin and Christine travelled throughout the municipality meeting with agency and business representatives, they became acutely aware of the complex needs of families in our community and gained an appreciation for the generosity and potential of Chatham-Kent’s citizens.
Darrin was an at-large member of the capital campaign that succesfully raised the funds necessary to build the new Chatham-Kent YMCA that opened in August 2011.
Darrin represented St. Joseph’s Hospital as a member of the Tri-Board of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance following the amalgamation of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Public General Hospital and Sydenham District Hospital. The role of a board member is to focus on strategic planning, Mission Vision and Values, quality and performance monitoring, financial and management oversight, risk identification and oversight, stakeholder communication and accountability, governance and legal compliance.
After graduating from university, Darrin moved to London to accept a position with accounting firm KPMG. While living in London, Darrin took on the responsibility of being a ‘Big Brother’ for 8 years. His ‘little brother’ eventually stood up in his wedding party when Christine(who was also a former Big Sisters mentor) and Darrin married in 1994. In 2010, Darrin and Christine were selected to be the Honorary Big Brothers Big Sisters for the organization in Chatham-Kent.
Darrin and Christine have acted as ‘Mom and Dad’ on semi-annual COR retreat weekends over a four year period. This program is designed for Catholic teens to help them grow in their faith and to better understand their responsibilities to themselves, their parents and their family. Participants are encouraged to strive to be good citizens and reminded of their obligation to give back to their community.