Bruce McAllister has been named the municipality’s general manager of community development.
“We are extremely pleased to bring Bruce into his new position,” Don Shropshire, Chatham-Kent’s CAO, said in a media release. “He has a strong combination of more than two decades of professional experience in both public and private sectors.”
Shropshire said the municipality began a nationwide search to fill the position in September and received an excellent response.
“In the end, the interview panel was unanimous in selecting Bruce as our preferred candidate. Bruce’s in depth knowledge of our community, his strong relationships with council, municipal colleagues, developers and a host of community stakeholders set him apart from all of the other candidates.”
McAllister started his career with Kent County in planning services. He then spent 20 years in the private sector with Storey Samways and Dillon Consulting Ltd. He returned to the public sector in 2015 serving as C-K’s director, planning services and more recently as acting general manager, community development.
His community involvement includes coaching in minor hockey and baseball. He has served as a fundraising co-chair with the United Way of Chatham-Kent and was a committee member of the Wallaceburg Community Task Force.
“Despite the various challenges related to COVID, there are a number of exciting projects currently moving forward. I am looking forward to the opportunity and this next chapter in my career,” McAllister said.