City’s director of community and social services accepts expanded role at Town of Oakville

Guelph, On, April 30, 2013 – The City of Guelph regrets to announce that Colleen Bell, its Executive Director of Community and Social Services, will leave the City next month to join the Town of Oakville as its Commissioner of Community Services.

“Colleen informed me of her decision yesterday evening,” says Guelph’s Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert. “I’m terribly disappointed that we’re losing her, but well understand her desire to pursue a wonderful opportunity and an expanded portfolio at the Town of Oakville.”

Colleen joined the City of Guelph in December 2011. Since then, she has provided leadership on a number of strategic initiatives including the Community Wellbeing Initiative, Guelph’s Community Investment Strategy, and the Older Adult and Youth Strategies. Colleen was also instrumental in the development of the City of Guelph’s Intergovernmental Strategy.

“On behalf of our executive team and City staff, I extend my heartfelt thanks to Colleen for the energy and professionalism she has brought to her work with the City of Guelph,” Pappert says.

Colleen’s last day with the City of Guelph is May 31, 2013. She begins her role in Oakville the following business day, on June 3.

For more information

Ann Pappert
Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 x 2270
ann.pappert@guelph.ca