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Congratulations to Mayor’s Office Intern on New Role

Mayor's Office Intern Shelby Dockendorff.

While we are sad to see our amazing Mayor’s Office Intern and Support Staff Shelby Dockendorff leave our team, we are absolutely excited for her as she takes on a new role at the City of Burlington as Human Resource Coordinator – Recruitment & Recognition, effective Jan. 4, 2022.

Shelby joined the City in June 2020 as the student intern in the Mayor’s Office. Previous to this internship, she had worked at the Region of Halton and in the Office of the Premier of Ontario.

She has extensive experience building relationships with partner groups, creating innovative attraction plans, policy development and extensive knowledge of the public sector.

Shelby has a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Communication) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Congratulations Shelby and the Mayor’s Office team wishes you the very best!


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2 thoughts on “Congratulations to Mayor’s Office Intern on New Role”

  1. The Mayor’s Office won’t be the same without you, Shelby! Your professionalism, support, pride in your work and being a true team player helped make our work environment (even virtual) much more manageable in the midst of difficult times brought on by the pandemic. Thank you for all of your hard work and support, and wishing you the very best in your next role!

  2. Shelby – you will be missed in countless ways and we are so lucky to have had your skill, professionalism, work ethic and kindness during such a challenging time the past year. Thank you for all the ways you supported our team as well as the people of Burlington during your time in the Mayor’s Office! I know your next step will be a great one 🙂

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