The Barrie Police Service is pleased to announce that Lynn Strachan has been appointed by the province to serve as a member of the Barrie Police Services Board, effective February 12, 2021.
Strachan is an involved member of the Barrie community holding several volunteer and community positions over the past 20 years, including an elected city councilor for three terms. Currently, she is the vice-chairperson of the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, treasurer for the Barrie Film Festival, and a member of the Salvation Army Community Advisory Committee.
Other community positions held by Strachan include past board director of the following organizations: PowerStream, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Public Library Board, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the Barrie Public Art Committee.
Strachan holds a bachelor with honors in Environmental Studies from York University and a diploma from Sheridan College in Community Outreach and Development.
“On behalf of the Police Services Board, I welcome the announcement of Lynn Strachan as our newest member,” said Board Chair Greg Ferguson. “She brings invaluable experience in municipal government and local service agencies. She is familiar with our community and dedicated to making a positive impact.”
“Lynn Strachan has a great deal of experience working with a variety of community organizations, and on behalf of the Barrie Police Service I thank her for her commitment in joining the Barrie Police Services Board,” said Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood, “We look forward to working with Ms. Strachan.”
Strachan’s appointment fills the vacancy left by Past Chair Angela Lockridge who was a member of the Board since 2012, serving as Chair from 2017 – 2020.
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