I am delighted to announce that we have integrated our parks and building management portfolios to better serve our community – leading this new and integrated service area is Mr. Trevor Sanderson, who brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the management of community facilities. Our new department is called the Parks and Facility Operations Department!

Trevor will be working closely with our Manager of Parks, Forestry & Horticulture Services Ms. Patti Ross, to transition into our new structure that is a true integrated Facilities portfolio for our community. Patti, a very well-known and respected leader in our green infrastructure services over the last several decades, has been integral in providing leadership to these front-facing community beautification and recreational service areas.

On a personal note, I wish to express my appreciation to both Patti and Trevor for their desire to ensure these service areas are fully integrated to benefit the community as a whole, all year round. I look forward to continue to work with you both as we implement this evolution in integrated facility management, and offer my continued commitment, support and appreciation of your efforts.

Trevor brings depth in overall building management and a solid understanding of grounds maintenance practices, providing a strong base to advance the integration of these service areas. With Patti’s experience in the green infrastructure portfolios, the integration of these services will provide accountability for all municipal building and ground related services moving forward.

This team will provide the essential operating services to all municipal property across our community, to ensure that both public and private property are held to same standard of maintenance. This team has and will continue to provide excellent front-line service through this on-going pandemic for our community, to ensure our public buildings and park spaces are open, safe, welcoming, and ready for use. Our team will continue to maintain all of our city buildings and grounds, plan through capital and regular maintenance for investment to serve our community better, and support our recreation team in utilizing our municipal spaces and buildings to deliver year-round opportunities for residents, bolstering Sarnia as a community of choice.

Please join me in extending our warmest wishes to both Patti and Trevor as we work together to take this next exciting step forward.

For further information, please contact: Stacey Forfar General Manager of Community Services Stacey.forfar@sarnia.ca (519) 332-0330, ext. 3347