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mfd ops ctrThe Municipality of Meaford has announced that they have hired a new Economic Development Officer. Stephen Murray will be joining the municipal staff on May 5.

Stephen brings solid municipal economic development experience, joining us from the Municipality of Kincardine.   Stephen’s career has included serving as the Manager of Economic Development & Tourism for Kincardine, acting as a main contact for developers interested in bringing business to the Municipality.   He has also held the position of Coordinator of Community Services and Special Projects,” said Meaford CAO Denyse Morrissey in a press release issued Wednesday (April 16).

“He has been actively involved in programs and initiatives that support both urban core and municipal wide business expansion.  He has significant experience in business improvement planning, and downtown façade improvement, tourism services, and investment attraction, including accommodations and restaurants and hospitality related services. Stephen has been responsible for driving large scale capital projects, as well as special events and has strong marketing and communications skills and has worked with many regional tourism partners," added Morrissey.

Murray is a graduate of Ryerson University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Geography.  He also holds a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, as well as completing the Municipal Administration Program. He is currently working towards receiving the Certified Municipal Officer designation

Stephen’s expertise and experience and his results driven approach will be extremely beneficial to the Municipality of Meaford and we look forward to welcoming Stephen to the Staff team,” said Morrisey in the press release. “Stephen is originally from Owen Sound and also has strong ties to the community of Meaford. He and his family look forward to being a part of our community.”