Director Fresh Vegetable (Other)
The Chechalk’s have owned and operated a family farm in West Lincoln for 30 years. The farm is largely cash crops, in addition to a large market gardening operation and 20 acres of garlic and home to a flock of sheep. Joann is currently the President of the Ontario Garlic Growers Association of Ontario and a board member since 2015. Joann is also a Board member with Ag Scape and Grand Erie Business Centre. Joann is a CPA by profession. She joined the OFVGA Board in 2022.
Joann had spent much of her career in Administration at the Municipal and Provincial Governments. She is a CPA and now Consults to Municipalities and the Private Sector. The Chechalk’s own and operate a family farm in West Lincoln. She has sat on West Lincoln Council as a Ward 2 Councillor and enjoys assisting the community through her involvement with the WL Chamber of Commerce, Niagara Peninsula Electricity Inc as a board member, WL Kiwanis and a number of community groups.