Get to Know Us

Since 2014, the Rural Oxford EDC has been committed to helping people and business thrive in Rural Oxford. We strive to do everything possible to mitigate barriers that could hinder good business growth in our communities, in a positive, timely and confidential way. 

What Makes us Unique

We are building strong, vibrant, caring communities where people and business can prosper.

People

Our caring community nurtures a healthy living and business environment.

Proximity

Our enviable location gives Rural Oxford outstanding access to major routes and markets.

Prosperity

Rural Oxford is the most prosperous community in Ontario.

Our Team

Our team are experts at what they do an they strive to mitigate barriers that could hinder good business growth in our communities. This service is delivered in a positive, timely and confidential way.

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Nancy Orr

Economic Development Officer

Nancy Orr excels at building business and community. She has over 25 years of proven expertise in effective project coordination, and business development & support across a variety of sectors including municipal, economic development, utilities, real-estate development, and addressing the environmental and engineering needs of the insurance, petrochemical, manufacturing, and development sectors.  She is a practical implementer and excels at moving initiatives forward.

Ms. Orr is committed to contributing to our community at large as well as supporting the vibrancy of the business sector. She has participated on many boards and committees, and is also an active community volunteer.

T:  519-949-1116
E:  nancy@roedc.ca

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Rural Oxford Board of Directors is made of up two representatives from each of our member municipalities.

JIM PICKARD 

Ward 5 Councillor, SouthWest Oxford

GEOF GRAY

President, Salford Group

DOUG TURVEY 

Owner, Country Geek

DON EDMISTON

Deputy Mayor, East Zorra-Tavistock

ROB PARKHILL

DoubleLeaf Development, Zorra Township

JIM PALMER

Councillor, Norwich Township

DEAN JANCSAR 

Realtor, Hewitt Janscar Realty

KEITH STEVENS

Retired, Execulink Telecom

NANCY DEMAREST

Councillor, Blandford-Blenheim Township

 

WAYNE BUCHANAN

Retired, Township of Norwich

Rural Oxford EDC Board of Directors

Back Row (L-R): Nancy Demarest, Don Edmiston, Dean Jancsar, Rob Parkhill, Jim Palmer, Keith Stevens

Front Row: Jim Pickard (Chairman), Geof Gray (Vice-President), Wayne Buchanan

Absent: Doug Turvey (Secretary-Treasurer)