Who We Are – 2019

Welcome to the Richmond Village Association

The RVA is more than a small community of volunteers working for the betterment of the Village of Richmond. Every resident, business owner/manager and property owner in Richmond is a member of the RVA! There is no membership fee: – the generosity of volunteers, business sponsors, donors and advertisers combined with funds raised through events sustain our activities.

Our mission is to work with residents, local organizations, businesses and various levels of government to support and develop our community with programs for all residents. We strive to be proactive on issues concerning Richmond residents; to form opinions, reach a consensus and then present a particular viewpoint to necessary levels of government where the interests of Richmond residents may be affected.

We are involved in numerous community projects and events, as well as promoting village pride and identity. The appeal of our community is evident to all who live here. We are an incorporated association with an elected Board. We actively seek the input and involvement of all who comprise the community of Richmond and can always use more volunteers to better our community.

Check our Home Page for the time and place of our next General Meeting. All residents are welcome to attend RVA general meetings.

If you would like to be reminded of meetings or wish to be contacted when key issues are identified please sign up for RVA email alerts. If you wish to place an item on the agenda, want to become involved in any of our activities or wish to offer a comment, please contact us here.

We welcome your input and involvement. Your Board of Directors endeavours to serve the interests of members at large.

Meet your 2019 Richmond Village Association Board

Ryan Pinet, President
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.
Lee Hodgkinson, Vice President
Newly elected to the RVA Board in 2016, Lee grew up in Toronto and has worked in the Information Technology sector his entire career. He moved to the Ottawa area in 1985 and purchased a house in Richmond in 1989.  Throughout his time in Richmond, he has always wanted to be more involved with the community but never seemed to find the time or opportunity until retiring from his IT career and musical pastime.
ChristinaOptChristina Sunstrum, Treasurer
Christina moved to Richmond in 2005 with her husband when their children were both under three years of age. She is passionate about giving back to the community and has volunteered on several boards/councils within Richmond. Christina currently works as the Controller of a local HVAC company and still runs a successful bookkeeping firm, which she started in 2008. As an RVA Board member, she is looking forward to fostering Richmond’s small town vibes while promoting her many amazing offerings.
Sylvain Sauvé, Secretary
A father of 2 children, Sylvain has recently joined the board to help people living with disabilities in Richmond and the surrounding areas become active members of the community.

MeaganOptMeagan Gordon, Director
Meagan moved to Richmond in 2018 and joined the RVA in 2019. She is from a small town in Northern Ontario so she loves the village feel of Richmond. She works in community development/health promotion and is passionate about community advocacy and community vitality. She believes that connected, active, diverse and inclusive communities foster individual and collective well-being. She enjoys outdoor activities with her young daughter and husband.
BrianOptBrian Kusiewicz, Director
Brian joined the RVA Board in 2015 and has lived in Richmond with his family for over 8 years. He’s excited and committed to help Richmond and its residents ensure that it continues to grow and prosper but at the same time keep the “small town feel”.
WillOptWilliam Mayda, Director
A father of two young children, William came to Richmond 13 years ago to be part of a vibrant community and joined the RVA Board in 2015. Active in the RPS Parent Council, and a minor hockey coach, William is excited to work to ensure the Village retains its small town feel and community spirit.
LianaOptLiana Medynski, Director
Liana joined the RVA Board in 2015. She leads the youth programming and the work done with Richmond Residents for Community Space with a goal of garnering more community space in Richmond. As a former Richmond Cooperative Nursery School president she has seen first hand how involvement in the community brings people together.  She wants everyone to have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community and have a sense of belonging.
JordanOptJordan Newman, Director
Jordan moved to Richmond 2 years ago and joined the RVA in 2019. Jordan is interested in Richmond maintaining its agricultural roots while being an ideal place to raise a young family. He currently works in Richmond as an Operations Manager for a local engineering company. Jordan lives on a hobby farm with his wife raising chickens and sheep. He and his wife look forward to living in the village, on their farm, for the many years to come.
Roland Rotter, Director
Newly retired and a new resident in Richmond, Roland would like to use his skills and abilities developed over the years as a manager in the federal public service, board member on several professional associations and involvement in several youth organizations and activities to work for the Richmond community.
BenOptBen Sprott, Director
Ben is a physicist and computer scientist who was once a member of the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, ON. He works in telecom as a programmer and researcher. He opted to join the RVA in 2019 to help with the planning & execution of fun activities for families. Ben also helps out at the United Church in Richmond, making changes to the website and organizing events. He wishes to advocate for Richmond in order to maintain its small town country vibe in the face of encroaching suburbs.
DarleneOptDarlene Sprott, Director
Darlene is a sculptor & visual artist and has worked for various artists on commission and for upcoming gallery exhibits and Municipal sculpture projects. She moved to Richmond about a year ago with her husband Ben and they have since had a son. She joined the RVA in 2019 and wants to bring her creative expertise to the community and to help Richmond really thrive in the years to come. With small town roots, she’s interested in fostering this community through Event & Community planning, as well as advocating for more public space and to help promote Richmond’s wonderful qualities.