Kate Zanon is taking over a position at the City of Pitt Meadows held by Laurie Darcus for the past seven years.
Zanon will have the expanded role of Director of Corporate and Business Services.
Zanon was key in the establishment of the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation in 2009, and prior to that held various management positions including Deputy Manager of Fountain Hills, a community similar in size to Pitt Meadows, just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Zanon has been a familiar face in the community for the last three years as the chief executive officer of the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation. She will continue her role as CEO for the corporation overseeing its economic development programs.
"This move allows the City to strengthen its connections to the business sector while capitalizing on Kate's previous experience in municipal government and to oversee the legislative, information technology and sustainability functions for the community," said chief administrative officer, Jake Rudolph.
"Kate brings an enthusiasm and a breadth of experience that will allow us to focus even more on our internal operations and our external partnerships with business. I wish her all the best in her new role and know that she will bring added value to the City," said Mayor Deb Walters.
"The City is very fortunate to attract and retain such talented and passionate staff and I am pleased to add to our dedicated complement by strengthening the City's ability to integrate the delivery of services and address one of the strategic priorities of council to make Pitt Meadows a livable community that provides opportunities for individuals and corporate citizens to thrive in a sustainable manner," Rudolph added.
Zanon's official first day will be Sept. 17. She can be contacted at email@example.com.