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Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Announces her New Executive Administrator

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Darian Mills, Mayor’s Executive Administrator and Constituent Liaison.

I am pleased to announce that Darian Mills is our new Executive Administrator and Constituent Liaison in the Mayor’s Office. She officially started with us on Sept. 23 and we’re very excited to have her on board.

Darian comes to us with a highly-relevant background and federal government experience, having most recently served as the Members Assistant for the MP of Brantford-Brant. I am thrilled with the unique combination of government experience, customer-service skills, administrative excellence and positive energy she will bring to the role. I am confident the community, residents and City of Burlington staff will find her professionalism and attitude an absolute pleasure to deal with, and I look forward to how she will contribute to my team and our city.

Darian also brings a depth of customer service skills and abilities. She has an Honours degree in Criminology and a passion for politics, and all things dogs-related. Darian is focused on serving the people of Burlington and helping me, as your Mayor, realize our collective vision for our City.

I would like to thank Georgie Gartside, who was my assistant when I was a councillor, for stepping in during this transition period and helping the Mayor’s Office run smoothly for the past few months. As well, for staying on this week to help with Darian’s first week on the job. It was a busy summer and a busy start to the fall in the Office of the Mayor, and Georgie’s skills and experience were appreciated more than I (and the rest of my team) can possibly say. I’d like to also thank Councillor Shawna Stolte and the entire team of councillor’s assistants for being so flexible and collaborative, pulling together to cover the workload while we searched for this new team member.

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