Award Winning Cheesemakers
An Agricultural Legacy of Leadership
An Enviable Proximity to Major Routes and Markets
Welcome to Rural Oxford
In Rural Oxford we are building strong, vibrant, caring communities where people and business thrive. Our enviable location provides outstanding access to major routes and markets and contributes to making us the most prosperous rural community in Ontario.
Our agricultural legacy and leadership are unrivalled. Our caring community nurtures a health environment of honesty, integrity, and trust. Rural Oxford is the place where people and business prosper.
Our growth is influenced by diversification and innovation.
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WE'RE HIRING! The ROEDC is seeking a full-time summer student to fill the position of Land & Building Database Administrator. To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Bernia Wheaton at firstname.lastname@example.org JOB DESCRIPTION Land & Building Database...read more
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Board of Directors
President of the Board
Don McKay is the President of the Board at ROEDC and a life long resident and business owner in rural Oxford.
Vice President of the Board
Geof Gray is the Vice President of the Board. Living in rural Oxford, Geof is the President of Salford Group, a leader in the manufacturing of farm machinery and equipment.
Oxford County is in Julie’s blood. Julie works on both public relations and advertising projects with 31st Line Strategic Communications.
Wayne is a member of the Board of Directors, joining the leadership team in December of 2014.
Currently serving the township of Zorra as Mayor, Margaret fully understands the issues and opportunities of rural Oxford.
Jim Pickard is retired from his position as District Director with Farm Credit Canada. He brings a wealth of business and agricultural experience to the ROEDC.
As a lifetime resident of Norwich Township, Larry not only represents the community as Mayor, but he also brings more than fifty years of experience in agriculture to the ROEDC.
With 43 years of business experience in the telecommunications industry, Keith understands the needs of business and community.
With extensive experience in both agriculture and industrial/commercial real estate, Dean brings a valuable perspective to the ROEDC.
Having owned and operated a successful greenhouse in rural Oxford, Lanette brings valuable knowledge in value added crops, entrepreneurship, and agribusiness.
Economic Development Specialist
With an innovative approach to economic development, Bernia works with the business community to mitigate barriers and implement programs that address local needs.