Welland Development Commission

Date last revised: November 9, 2022

Short name: WDC
Purpose: Securing new industries in the City of Welland, aiding industries in the City, and promoting Welland as an industrial, business, educational, residential, or vacation centre.

Meeting information

Meeting schedule: Monthly
Meeting time: Evening
Meeting location: City Hall, 60 East Main Street
Chair: Mike Melinyshyn
Contact: Lina DeChellis
905-735-1700 x2110


  • Mayor Frank Campion (November 14, 2022
  • Councillor Jim Larouche (November 14, 2022
  • Councillor Graham Speck (November 14, 2022
  • Councillor Bonnie Fokkens (November 14, 2022
  • Ross Peever, Welland Hydro-Electric Holding Corp.
  • Mark Melloni, Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce
  • Roy Timms, City recommended representative
  • David Veres, City recommended representative
  • Mike Belcastro, City recommended representative
  • Mike Melinyshyn, City recommended representative as recommended by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce
Unless otherwise noted, the following members are appointed until June 30, 2023.

Mandate/terms of reference

Application forms