Town welcomes new Director of Planning and Building

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The Town of New Tecumseth will be welcoming a new Director of Planning and Building.

Jennifer Best will take over the position effective April 6, 2021.

Ms. Best brings more than 20 years of experience to the Town of New Tecumseth.

For the past ten years, she was a Senior Planner with the Region of York. Prior to that worked with both the Town of Aurora and the Township of King.

In those roles Ms. Best led numerous planning studies and managed several complex development plans and applications.

“The experience that Ms. Best will bring to the Town of New Tecumseth as the Director of Planning and Building will be very valuable for our community,” said New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne. “On behalf of Council and staff, e welcome MS. Best to her new role and look forward to working with her and her dedicated team.”

As Director of Planning and Building, Ms. Best will lead the Development and Policy Planning areas as well as the Building Standards division.

This position was made vacant due to former Director of Planning and Building, Bruce Hoppe, advancing to the position of General Manager of Infrastructure and Development for the Town.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times