Steve Murray takes on economic development job in Meaford

Kincardine council

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Steve Murray, Kincardine's community services co-ordinator, has resigned in order to join the staff in Meaford, effective May 4.

Murray started working full-time for the Municipality of Kincardine in 2003 as economic development co-ordinator. Two years later, he became manager of economic development and tourism. And in 2012, he became co-ordinator of community services and special projects.

A press release from the Municipality of Meaford, dated April 16, welcomes Murray as the new economic development officer.

It states that Murray brings solid municipal economic development experience as the manager of economic development and tourism for Kincardine, acting as a main contact for developers interested in bringing business to the municipality.

"He has been actively involved in programs and initiatives that support both urban core and municipal-wide business expansion," states the release. "He has significant experience in business-improvement planning, and downtown façade improvement, tourism services, and investment attraction, including accommodations and restaurants and hospitality-related services. 

"He has been responsible for driving large-scale capital projects, as well as special events and has strong marketing and communications skills and has worked with many regional tourism partners."

A graduate of Ryerson University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Geography, Murray also holds a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, as well as completing the Municipal Administration Program. He is currently working toward receiving the Certified Municipal Officer designation.


"His expertise and experience and his results-driven approach will be extremely beneficial to the Municipality of Meaford and we look forward to welcoming Stephen (Murray) to the staff team."

Originally from Owen Sound, Murray has strong ties to the community of Meaford. He and his family look forward to being a part of that community.

At the Kincardine council meeting Wednesday night (April 16), mayor Larry Kraemer wished Murray well in his new endeavours.

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