Niagara-on-the-Lake adding new Director of Community and Development Services


Published March 8, 2022 at 2:38 pm

Niagara-on-the-Lake has hired a new Director of Community and Development Services and she comes with truck-load of municipal experience.

Starting March 28, Kirsten McCauley will be advising Town Council on new policies surrounding the long-term development of the tourist town.

She’ll be dealing with all new (and some existing) land-use policies, development agreements, building permits and everything else the position oversees.

After graduating in 2003 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor Degree in Environment Studies (Honours Planning), she went to work as a Planner with the town of West Lincoln for three and a half years.

She then jumped to the City of Hamilton for over 10 years – first as a Planner, then as a Recreation Planner before finally becoming a Community Planner.

Finally, she landed back in Niagara Regional headquarters where she began as an Acting Manager of Long Range Planning and then a Senior Planner for Secondary Plans.

The town said in a release, “This experience has supported her knowledge of the Town and has allowed her to build excellent working relationships with members of Town Staff in advance of her new role.”

It added with her designation of a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Ontario Planners Institute and membership within the Canadian Institute of Planners, McCauley’s “extensive education, experience, and knowledge is sure to benefit the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”

Kirsten McCauley

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