The purpose of the Governance Committee is to ensure that the board fulfills its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities through adequate governance policy development, monitoring of board activities, and evaluation of the board’s performance. The Committee is embarking on a Governance Development Project to elevate our governance to a professional standard. Our community has placed a great deal of trust in our abilities to manage a valuable local resource and we owe it to everyone to be effective, accountable, and transparent. Good governance is key to our long-term success, and our long-term success means our trails will be here for future generations to enjoy.