Jim Oliver moved to The Blue Mountains in August, 2018, coming from Norfolk County along the shore of Lake Erie and in the heart of Canada’s Carolinian Forest Zone. Following graduation, he was a high school Biology and Environmental Science teacher for five years, and then joined the Grand River Conservation Authority in 1977 as the Manager of Education Programs. He came to the Long Point Region Conservation Authority in 1980 as its first General Manager.

In 2006, he ran successfully for Norfolk County Council (single-tier municipality) and served three terms, retiring in November 2018.

He is an avid outdoors person, currently trying to do an “end to end” of the Bruce Trail. He enjoys stand-up paddle boarding and cycling.

He is currently serving as the chairman of the Town of the Blue Mountains Police Services Board, and is an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Clarksburg Branch). He belongs to Grace United Church in Thornbury.