Unionville Village Conservancy

The Unionville Village Conservancy was incorporated in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization. The Mandate of the Unionville Village Conservancy (UVC) is to strengthen the sense of community in Unionville village; to preserve the quality of life in the village; and to conserve the heritage and natural elements of the village. By-laws were written and approved by the Board of Directors in 2010 and are available upon request.

The UVC is committed to the restoration of the Stiver Mill, operating the Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market and actively and successfully seeking grants for UVC operations.

The goal is retain the Stiver Mill in the public realm and restore the Mill with respect as a valued heritage asset. UVC recognizes the Stiver Mill is integral to Unionville as expressed by the policies of the City of Markham and the local business associations of Unionville. UVC supports the cultural policies of the City of Markham by creating a destination that stimulates tourism. They support the sustainability aims of the community, as expressed by the Green Plan of the City of Markham, including supporting the evolution of walkable communities. UVC recognizes the desire of the community to support local food growers and suppliers. Plus, UVC incorporates an educational component, in recognition of the demand for life-long learning both local and from a tourism perspective.

The UVC meet approximately twice a year at the call of the Chair. Members of the Unionville Village Conservancy Board of Directors include the following:

Bob Stiver – Founder & Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market2009-Present
Jeanne Ker-Hornell – Founder & Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market2009-Present
David Johnston – Architect & Co-founder2009-Present
Richard Talbot – Co-founder2009-2011
Eric Solomon. C.A. – Treasurer2009-Present
Carolina Moretti – Advisor2009-Present
Judi McIntyre – Secretary, Market Business Manager2009-Present
Bob Fleischacker – Secretary2013-2015
Lorne Smith – City Historian (Advisor)2009-Present
Helen Argiro – Markham Arts Council2011-2014
Mona Babin – Market financial advisor2009-2014
Mary Pan – U.B.I.A. Executive Director2014-2015
Stanley Wu – Rotary Club of Markham2014-Present

City advisors
Councillor Don Hamilton
Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong
Heritage Manager – Regan Hutcheson