Commissioners

Canada and the United States each appoint three of six IJC Commissioners. One Commissioner from each country serve concurrently as Chairs. A quorum of four is required for the Commission to meet.

The Commissioners are appointed by the highest level of government in each country, - the Cabinet in Canada and the U.S. President once confirmed by the Senate. Commissioners do not take direction from their governments, but traditionally work by consensus to find solutions that are in the best interest of both countries.

The Commissioners are supported by professional staff in in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, Ontario, as well as a regional office in Windsor to support water quality work in the Great Lakes.

Picture of Pierre Béland
First Name
Pierre
Last Name
Béland
Professional Title
Canadian Commissioner/Chair
Picture of Jane Corwin
First Name
Jane
Last Name
Corwin
Professional Title
US Commissioner/Chair
Picture of Henry Lickers
First Name
Henry
Last Name
Lickers
Professional Title
Canadian Commissioner
Picture of Merrell-Ann Phare
First Name
Merrell-Ann
Last Name
Phare
Professional Title
Canadian Commissioner
Picture of Robert Sisson
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Sisson
Professional Title
US Commissioner
Picture of Lance Yohe
First Name
Lance
Last Name
Yohe
Professional Title
US Commissioner