Sarnia names new senior building official

Alan Shaw, a veteran of the department, is new Director of Planning, Building & By-law Enforcement

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Alan Shaw, who has been acting as Director of Planning, Building & By-law Enforcement since the departure of the previous incumbent, has been named permanently to the position after a recruitment process.

He assumes the new role on Monday.

Shaw has been with the City eighty years and retains with this role the responsibility as the City’s Chief Building Officer.. He replaces Jane Cooper who left the position of Director at the end of January.

In the same announcement, Ryan Chamney, who is the City’s Manager of Recreation and Planning, will becomes Acting Director, also on Monday.

Chamney’s appointment fills in a vacancy created with the resignation of Beth Gignac, whose last day was Friday (July 22, 2016).

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