The City of Sarnia is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kelly Provost to the position of Director of Economic Development. Kelly will start with the City in the New Year on January 4th, 2021.

Kelly has 15+ years of experience managing small and large economic development projects, combined with a strong background in communications and stakeholder engagement. Kelly comes to us from Niagara Region’s Economic Development Department, where she is currently the Acting Manager of Strategic Initiatives, and manages significant projects that advance and expand infrastructure investments, develops the labour market, and supports job creation. She also brings a strong background in entrepreneurship through her experience managing the St. Catharines Small Business Enterprise Centre and she also teaches at Niagara College.

Kelly graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, has completed the Public Relations Post Graduate Program through Niagara College, and obtained an Economic Development Certification jointly through the University of Waterloo and Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC). She is also currently working towards her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

“Having grown up in Wallaceburg, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to the area and serve the City of Sarnia. I look forward to advancing Sarnia’s economic development priorities and helping contribute to its future prosperity.”

We look forward to Kelly’s leadership leveraging the City’s Economic Development portfolio, liaising with local organizations and community stakeholders, and working with city staff and Council with the opportunities and implementation of the Economic Development strategy.

Title: Photo: Kelly Provost
Photo: Kelly Provost

For further information, please contact:

Chris Carter, Chief Administrative Officer
chris.carter@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext. 3230