For the past 35 years Mr. Sharina has worked in the water supply and distribution business as General Manager of Public Utilities for Glencoe (1967 – 1982) and Strathroy (1982 – 2002). He was a member of the Ontario Municipal Water Association as an active member for 30 years and the Ontario Municipal Waterworks Association for 35 years where he acted as secretary for District 7. Mr. Sharina holds certificates for Water Main and Plant Operation; Pollution Control Plant Operation; and Water Well and Operation Engineering. Mr. Sharina has belonged to the Ontario Electrical League (Provincial Board Member); Municipal Electric Association (Provincial Board Member); Western District M.E.A. (Director); District 7 M.E.A. (President); and the Ontario Electrical League (President).