Town of Newmarket hires first Economic Development Officer
Newmarket, Ontario, March 6, 2006 The Town of Newmarkets economic development path is about to take a new, more clearly-mapped direction. Commencing April 3, Christopher Kallio will lead this journey as the Towns first Economic Development Officer (EDO).
Reporting to the Commissioner of Legal & Development Services, Kallios portfolio will include:
With build-out fast approaching in Newmarket, an increased emphasis on economic development is more important than ever. Council is very excited to have Mr. Kallio on-board. We believe his experience and expertise will be a true asset for our community, says Mayor Tom Taylor.
Kallio has over 20 years of related experience, including 13 years providing economic development consulting services to entrepreneurs and public sector clients as the Principal at KAL Management Group. He was also a Senior Consultant at KPMG, a Project Manager for the Sudbury Regional Development Corporation and the Director of Economic Development for the Town of Smiths Falls.
In addition to his experience, Kallio has achieved a Masters Degree (School of Planning) from the University of Waterloo and conducted a thesis on the regional and local roles in economic development. He has also completed the universitys diploma program on Economic Development.
The multi-staged recruitment process included members of the business community, Council and staff. To ensure a good fit, it was absolutely imperative that we seek input directly from the people he would work with on a regular basis, say Susan Plamondon, Commissioner of Legal & Development Services.
Members of the downtown business community will have a chance to meet Christopher in advance of his start date at the Newmarket Downtown Wine & Cheese Reception on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street).
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