Pat Jilesen, a Bruce County lamb and crop producer, was elected into the position of Zone 2 Director representing the counties of Grey and Bruce in November 2016. He previously served as Director-at-Large on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) Board of Directors from 2014-2016. Jilesen was elected as Director-at-Large at the 2014 Annual General Meeting in Niagara Falls. He previously sat as a member on the Policy Advisory Council (PAC) and served as President of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture.
Jilesen has served as a volunteer in many capacities in his local community including sitting on the Community Liaison Committee for a proposed Deep Geological Repository for spent nuclear fuel. He also serves as the representative for Bruce County Federation of Agriculture as a member of the Alternative Land Use Service (ALUS) Policy Advisory Committee.