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NOTL hires its first economic development officer
Ashleigh Myers is NOTL's new economic development officer. SUPPLIED

The town has reached into the Niagara radio business to find its first-ever economic development officer.

Ashleigh Myers, who has worked for more that two decades at Bell Media Niagara radio stations in St. Catharines, as a business development, marketing and advertising executive. 

Myers has been with Bell Media since graduating from the Broadcast program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont., in 2003.

“It’s sad in a way to be leaving,” Myers told The Lake Report when reached for an interview. “But I’m also excited to get involved working with businesses at the grassroots level in (Niagara).”

Acting chief administrator Bruce Zvaniga praised Myers in a statement announcing her hiring.

“I look forward to seeing Ashleigh leverage her skills to propel Niagara-on-the-Lake forward in its journey towards economic prosperity,” he said.

“By prioritizing sustainable development practices and strengthening ties between the town and its business community, Niagara-on-the-Lake aims to create a vibrant environment conducive to long-term success and shared prosperity.”

Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa, meanwhile, said the hiring aligns with priorities set out in council’s strategic plan.

“Ashleigh’s hiring is a significant step toward achieving the economic development aspect … which includes attracting and retaining businesses.” he said.

Myers begins her new role in NOTL on May 6.

hutton@niagaranow.com

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