jeffmcgJeff McGirr

Director of the Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation

The MBEDC represents the municipalities of Bonfield, Calvin, Mattawa, Mattawan and Papineau-Cameron.  Jeff is very passionate about promoting, marketing and developing the region.  He is proud of the organization’s achievements over the past few years in the business development,    industrial start up, film industry, health care and the tourism industry.

McGirr is very active on several boards, volunteering his time on the Northeastern Ontario Tourism and Blue Sky Net Economic Development Corporation Boards of Directors.  Jeff is the Vice-President of the Mattawa and Area Snowmobile Club and a member of the Near North Trails Association Committee.

McGirr is a graduate of Canadore College in Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management.  His education also includes Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Management from Marshall University in West Virginia and specialized certificates from ESRI in GIS.

Jeff is married to Kim and together with their dog, Timber, they share an enthusiasm for the outdoors, including snowmobiling, ATV’ing, snowshoeing, fishing, boating and hiking.  Jeff shares his adventures by contributing to the Northern Ontario Travel Blog as well as maintaining a YouTube channel that hosts over 500 videos and has generated millions of views from around the globe.