City of Quinte West implements significant structural changes and sets the foundation for future growth

The City of Quinte West is announcing changes to its organizational and leadership structure to enable the municipality to be more responsive in its operations.

After undertaking a comprehensive review of the City’s organizational structure, Quinte West is implementing staff changes to ensure the municipality is positioned to effectively respond to current issues and future growth. The primary goal of the organizational review is to modernize operations while minimizing the burden on taxpayers. The changes will enable the City to achieve the priorities set out in the strategic plan adopted by Quinte West City Council in 2020.

The changes involve:

The addition of a new Community Services Department to facilitate greater collaboration between the City and its community partners.
Building greater capacity across all departments to more seamlessly facilitate investment, innovation and high levels of customer service.
Hiring staff in critical areas to reduce wait time for essential City services.
“We heard from Members of Council, employees and the community that our organization needs to think bigger about Quinte West’s future,” says David Clazie, Chief Administrative Officer. “It is our immediate priority to work with leaders across the organization to ensure all employees come to work each day excited, engaged and empowered to serve our residents, businesses, and community partners.”

“These changes will allow us to respond to the unprecedented growth in the city over the past several years,” says Quinte West Mayor, Jim Harrison. “The new community services department gives us the capacity to work on projects that are important to residents, such as an affordable housing strategy for the City.”

In the coming months, Quinte West will recruit for positions across the organization. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply at https://quintewest.site/jobs.

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