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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Debbie Zimmerman


Debbie Zimmerman serves as Chief Executive Officer of Grape Growers of Ontario. Debbie was actively involved in local politics for 36 years. Her political career began in 1978 as a local alderman for the Town of Grimsby, and in 1989 was elected to Regional Council. In 1997 Debbie was elected as Regional Chair for the Regional Municipality of Niagara, a position that she served for two terms.

Debbie is the past Chair of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation for the Province of Ontario (2004-2010), and was assigned by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, to the 2015/16 Provincial Review Panel for Ontario’s Land Use Plans.

Along with sitting on the 2022 Canada Games Host Society Board, Debbie currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Buffalo/Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority and McNally House. Most recently, Debbie was a member of the YMCA Board of Directors and a Co-Chair of the Pathstone “Mending Minds” fundraising campaign.