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Director, Planning and Development Services

Organization Name

Town of Fort Erie

Town of Fort Erie
Industry Municipal Services
City Fort Erie
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID FE0422-DPDS
Organization Overview / Background

Fort Erie is a town on the Niagara River in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. It is directly across the river from Buffalo, New York and is the site of Old Fort Erie which played a prominent role in the War of 1812.

A recent census indicated a population of 32,354 for the Town of Fort Erie based on the Town's Community Profile in 2019.

Fort Erie is one of Niagara's fastest growing communities and has experienced a high level of residential and commercial development in the past few years. Garrison Road (Niagara Regional Road 3) is the town's commercial corridor, stretching east to west through Fort Erie.

Fort Erie is also home to other commercial core areas (Bridgeburg, Ridgeway, Stevensville and Crystal Beach) as a result of the 1970 amalgamation of Bertie Township and the village of Crystal Beach with Fort Erie.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The Town of Fort Erie is currently seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of Director, Planning and Development Services. The Director, Planning and Development Services is responsible for leading and supporting the effective and efficient delivery of all land use planning and development services; steward a demanding, diverse portfolio of public policy issues.

Position Profile

An ideal Director, Planning and Development Services must be a collaborative and participative leader. In addition to having a university degree in Planning or an associated field, they must possess a Registered Professional Planner Designation and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. They should also possess at least five to seven years of progressive leadership experience in development planning, long-range planning, land use planning and policy planning

Prior experience in dealing with Council and other community stakeholders as well as experience with the development community and the public at large is a requirement.

Search & Application Process

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your cover letter, resume and related information online to Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners at by May 29th, 2022.

To view a detailed Position Profile, please click here.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Legacy Partners and the Town of Fort Erie are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.

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