Bluewater and Central Huron Hire Economic Development Officer

The municipalities of Bluewater and Central Huron are pleased to announce that Kim Leach has been hired as their new Economic Development Officer. 

Bluewater and Central Huron Councils approved the creation of a joint Economic Development Officer position to be shared equally by the two municipalities. Ms. Leach, who is scheduled to start next week, currently resides in Perth Ontario and brings considerable economic development experience having worked recently for the Township of Leeds and 1000 Islands, the Town of Smiths Falls, as well as for non-profit agencies and the private sector.

"I look forward to creating a solid Economic Development Strategy with the Municipal Stakeholders through collaboration and community engagement," said Leach. "I am a person who believes in listening to the people and have developed many on-going relationships with leading economic development stakeholders over the last several years.”

“Economic development is a strategic priority for us and we’re looking forward to having Kim build strong working relationships with key community stakeholders, manage current projects, and pursue new initiatives,” said Bluewater Mayor Tyler Hessel.   “We’re also excited about our partnership with Central Huron and developing a regional approach to economic development and working collaboratively to strengthen key sectors of our economies.”

“Central Huron is excited to have Kim as part of our team and in further developing this regional approach to Economic Development with the Municipality of Bluewater,” stated Central Huron Mayor Jim Ginn.  “Kim brings a wealth of information to the area in agriculture, tourism and not-for profit organizations.  She brings a unique perspective to Economic Development.”  

For more information, contact: 
Tyler Hessel, Mayor   519-440-7734                     
Jim Ginn, Mayor    519-440-7275
Gary Long, CAO   519-236-4351 x.226
Peggy Van Mierlo-West, CAO   519-482-3997 x.1237