Bill George, Chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario Not Seeking Re-Election

April 7, 2016

Following the Grape Growers of Ontario’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 6, CEO Debbie Zimmerman announced that Chair Bill George has decided not to seek re-election to the Board of Directors.
Bill was first elected to the Grape Growers of Ontario’s Growers’ Committee and to the Board of Directors in 1994, and has been re-elected every year since. In 2001 Bill was recognized by his peers and named Grape King to represent Ontario’s grape growing industry to government, media and other grape growing regions. Following his term as Grape King, Bill was elected Vice Chair in 2003, and became Chair of the Board in 2007. For the past eight years Bill has led the GGO through many challenges with determination, integrity and always with a focus on achieving the

best possible outcome for the Ontario grape and wine industry. His achievements as Chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario will be recognized at a special event in June.
“It has been a privilege to serve and represent my fellow growers on the Board of Directors for the past 22 years. As I leave my role as Chair, I am confident with the strength of the leadership of the Board of Directors and staff that the Grape Growers of Ontario will continue to thrive in the future,” said Bill George.