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“Welcome to the RVA Website”

2022-2023 President’s Message

The Richmond Village Association (RVA) was founded in 2007 by a group of committed local residents as a non-profit, volunteer, community-based organization.

As our community continues to grow, it presents to all of us an opportunity to further build upon Richmond’s deep sense of community and to further foster those important relationships and bonds that make Richmond such a great place to live, work and learn.

This year’s RVA Board of Directors has expanded as a committed and dedicated group of volunteers to continue on with the RVA’s community-building initiatives for all of its residents – for our families, our youth, our seniors, and others in our community.

As we emerge from our post-pandemic experience, it presents the RVA an opportunity to refresh and restart its activities, initiatives, and programs. This year’s Board of Directors is excited to carry on the RVA’s work

Our website offers an overview and information on the RVA. Should you have any questions or would like to become involved in some capacity, please reach out and contact us.

Thank you,
Mark Heckman
Past President, Richmond Village Association

Our Board

Lindsay Blenkhorn


Lindsay is new to the Richmond Village Association this year. She moved to the village in 2019 and is passionate about making a difference close to home. 

Mark Heckman

Vice President

Mark has lived in Richmond with his wife and two children since 2007 and recently joined the RVA Board in 2021. Recently, Mark retired from his professional career in public education as an elementary school teacher and school administrator. He looks forward to contributing to build Richmond’s community bonds and relationships as it continues to grow through the RVA’s many activities and programs.

Ryan Pinet


Ryan joined the board in 2018 and spearheaded the Family Fun Day and Xmas Season events. He moved back to Richmond in 2010 where he currently lives with his wife and two young children. Ryan is a partner with a local CPA firm and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the board.

Roland Rotter


Roland and his wife moved to Richmond in 2015 after retiring as an executive from the public service.  He had held positions in several professional societies and organizations as well as being involved as leader in Scouts Canada and coaching soccer.  He has been a member of the RVA board since 2016 and enjoys being part of a dynamic team looking to improve the lives of the residents of Richmond.

Judy Wagdin

Board Member, Events Lead

Write-up to follow soon.

Kristine Quarrington

Board Member

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Sylvain Sauvé

Board Member

A father of 2 children, Sylvain joined the board to help people living with disabilities in Richmond and the surrounding areas become active members of the community.

Chris Clapp

Board Member

Bio to come soon.

Jennifer Anne Cook

Board Member

Jennifer and her husband Jake moved to Richmond over 25 years ago. Together they have raised their 2 now young men in our community. Over the years Jennifer has been an active part of the community by volunteering with the Richmond CoOp Nursery School, St Philip School Council, St Philip FunFair organizer & Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association just to name a few. Jennifer works as a full time Realtor and is the Returning Officer Carleton Electoral District for Elections Canada. Jennifer has been a member of the RVA board since 2022 and is always looking for a positive way to bring our community together and to improve the lives of the residents of Richmond. 😉

Aamir Rafiq

Board Member

Bio to arrive soon.

Mike Nowak

Board Member

Bio to arrive soon.

Lee Hodgkinson

Board Member

Lee grew up in Toronto and has worked in the Information Technology sector his entire career.  He purchased a house in Richmond and got married to his wife Debra in 1989.  Lee spent over 15 years throughout the Ottawa Valley performing country music with the band “Smokey Rose”.  He was a past member of the RVA and has rejoined the board in 2023.