*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — May 11, 2022 — The City of Burlington is pleased to announce the hiring of Brynn Nheiley as the Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility.
Nheiley has nearly seven years of public sector experience, including three years at the City of Burlington as the Manager of Development & Design in the Community Planning Department.
As the Manager of Development & Design, Nheiley has led a number of initiatives that has led to improvements in development planning that support better outcomes for Council, residents and staff; these include:
- Establishing a two-stage reporting strategy in order to provide Council with the opportunity to make a decision on an application within the legislated timeline, while also enabling the flexibility for staff to work with applicants to create the best planning outcome for development applications.
- Bringing together staff from key departments to collaboratively build a development review process that gives applicants a single point of contact, and single application to satisfy multiple pre-approvals, from multiple departments, which are required before a building permit can be applied for.
- Bringing together a management team that included staff from building, planning, forestry, site engineering and Information Technology Services departments in order to launch an entirely digital review process for all forms of development applications. The result was that the City’s development review process was delayed by less than two months from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prior to working at the City of Burlington, Brynn worked for the City of Hamilton as a Senior Planner and as the Acting Director of Planning and Building Services for the Town of Antigonish in Nova Scotia. Brynn has a Masters of Planning from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University.
“I would like to congratulate Brynn on her new position at the City of Burlington. Brynn was chosen as the successful candidate after competing in a significant recruitment process, demonstrating she has the skills to take on this new leadership role. I believe her success in this recruitment reflects well on the quality of staff the City has; staff who are ready to take on larger leadership roles to meet the City’s goals. Brynn’s many accomplishments at the City, especially during the last few years of COVID-19, has resulted in immediate improvements to our development application process.” — Tim Commisso, City Manager, City of Burlington
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist