Stewart Cressman -
a proven leader!
Locally. Provincially. Nationally.
Stewart is the councillor we need for a stable, progressive Wilmot. Stewart will listen to Wilmot residents. He will represent your concerns.
Collaboration - The whole is greater than the individual
Positioning the township for success
Creating an agenda relevant to what the township can control
Effective coordination between council and staff
Innovative approaches to support local diversity
Experienced leader in local, provincial and national organizations
Respected for his wisdom, strategic thinking, prudent financial management, collaborative approach, and innovative ability to determine priority needs, Stewart has honed his leadership and communication skills through decades of advocacy and involvement in agricultural organizations
Stewart's leadership experience
Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO)
ARIO consists of appointed representatives of the agri-food community – farmers, researchers, rural and agri-business partners.
They advise the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the strategic use of science and innovation to enhance the sustainability and profitability of Ontario's agri-food industry.
ARIO oversees a $10 million annual operating budget and an additional $10 million to support research infrastructure including 14 research stations, 3 agricultural colleges, a recently completed $24 million dairy research facility and $10 million greenhouse, and the design of a new turfgrass institute.
Swine Innovation Porc (SIP)
SIP is a not-for-profit organization representing the Canadian Pork Council and eight provincial pork producer organizations.
They coordinate research, development and knowledge transfer for the Canadian swine industry, including three multi-million dollar research programs with close to 200 researchers at 30 universities and research centres across Canada developing a sustainable national production model.
Canadian Swine Health Board
A novel $42 million initiative tasked with the development of a national biosecurity standard, swine health research, and long-term disease risk management.
Waterloo Region Cattlemen's Association
Waterloo Pork Producers Association
Boards & Committees
Advisory Board of Livestock Gentec
$56 million project funding in past 8 years for Applied Livestock Genomics Projects.
Board Member, BIO
Board Member, Ontario Pork
Council Member, The College of Veterinarians of Ontario, Public Interest Representative
Founding Committee Member of Rural Water Quality Program
A collaborative effort between Region of Waterloo, Grand River Conservation Authority and Regional Livestock Commodity Associations.
Received Conservation Citation (1999) from Grand River Conservation Authority
Co-Chair & Intervenor
Co-Chaired Presentations to Ontario Energy Board as an intervenor on behalf of thirty five land owners opposing the Kitchener West Union Gas pipeline.
Co-Chaired mitigation practices regarding installation and compensation as well.