THE JURY LANDS FOUNDATION MISSION:
To rejuvenate a Canadian historic and architectural significant site in Clarington, Ontario with international, national, and local significance for re-use for those same audiences even as it recognizes the place’s one-time distinction of managing both Camp 30 Prisoners of War and troubled youth while harmoniously integrating with its host community of Bowmanville.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARILYN MORAWETZ (CHAIR) is the Clarington Museums and Archives representative having sat as a board member since 2011, and as one of the founding members of ACO-Clarington. The ACO branch formation (2009) was as a direct result of public interest in the Camp 30 site. Marilyn has chaired Doors Open Clarington for the past four years in partnership with the CM&A and ACO-Clarington. For over 24 years Marilyn with her husband, Tom, have owned and operated her family farm as well as an agri-business, prior Marilyn taught Family Studies and Special Education at Port Hope High School for seven years.
STEVEN COLES (VICE-CHAIR) was an elementary school teacher for some 35 years and has a lifelong commitment to learning. In addition to his teaching duties, Steve participated in his professional organization and lead a curriculum review team that assessed science and technology units. Steve is a very active member of the community. In addition, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association, a life member of the Officers’ Mess, of the Ontario Regiment and holds memberships in the Ontario Regiment Foundation and Ontario Regiment Association.
ROBERT OUGH (TREASURER) has had a career in the helicopter industry following his service with the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). Mr. Ough’s past military experience as well as my past civilian aviation experiences have allowed opportunities for Canadian as well as International work and travel over the past fifty plus years. For the past two years Robert has served as President of the Peterborough Chapter of the United Services Institute, an organization originally formed by retired officers for the preservation of military history on a local as well as National level.
TODD TREMEERis a local artist with a lifelong fascination with museums, history and art. He has studied and travelled extensively in Europe. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University of Guelph and recently, completed his Master’s of Fine Arts at the University of Western Ontario. He frequently teaches art in schools, in public galleries and has taught at various colleges and universities. His historical murals decorate Main Street Bowmanville.
WILLIAM HUMBER (SECRETARY) is the Clarington Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) representative. He is Director of the “Office of Eco Seneca initiatives” (OESi) at Seneca College in Toronto and is one of the principals of the “Regeneration Institute for the Great Lakes” (ReIGL). Bill is a well known resident of Bowmanville having been involved on a number of volunteer committees and as the author of Bowmanville: A Small Town at the Edge, from Natural Heritage (1997) and the play “Waiting for Mr. Bowman”
COUNCILLOR WILLIE WOO (REGION-AL COUNCILLOR, WARDS 3 AND 4). Clarington has been “home” for the Woo family for over 50 years. Councillor Woo is in his second term on Council, being first a local and now Regional Councillor. Mr. Woo is a retired employee of Goodyear Bowmanville Plant. He has been involved with many volunteer activities and committees. Currently, he is the Chair of Planning Services as well as being the Council Liaison on the Tyrone Community Centre, Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Management Advisory Committee, Bethesda House Board, St. Mary’s Cement Advisory Committee, Visual Arts Centre Board and Clarington Youth Advisory Committee.
BEN EARLE brings a unique perspective and energy to non-profit management, embracing technology and innovation in service, policy and planning, while also supporting proven practices that lead to positive operational outcomes and results. Ben’s perspective has been developed and applied through a career in the not for profit sector that has been marked by progressive responsibility and accelerated organizational and community leadership experience.