The County of Brant announced the appointment of two new General Managers on Friday, June 30, 2023.
Cindy Stevenson has been appointed General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services and Melissa Connor has been appointed General Manager of Strategic Initiatives.
“We are fortunate to have such a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated team at the County of Brant,” said Alison Newton, Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Brant.
Stevenson, formally the General Manager of Community and Protective Services, has been with the County of Brant since 2004 beginning her career in Human Resources. The Emergency and Protective Services portfolio includes Fire, Brant/Brantford Paramedics, Emergency Management and Enforcement and Regulatory Services.
Connor, previously the Director of Communications and Public Relations within the Strategic Initiatives Department, has been with the County of Brant since 2017. The Strategic Initiatives portfolio includes Communications and Public Relations, Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Transit, Accessibility and Inclusion and Community Safety and Wellbeing.
The newly created General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services position follows a corporate reorganization that was recently approved by County of Brant Council.
“Earlier this month, the Mayor, and the Council of the County of Brant authorized a reorganization of the senior management and department structure in the County,” said Newton. “The County is committed to a department structure that will meet the evolving needs of the community while ensuring that all staff have leadership and guidance during this time of growth.”
Recruitment for a new General Manager for Community Services will begin in the near future.