It is with great pleasure that we announce the fulfillment of the long vacant Community Development Officer position for the Township of Red Rock. Starting May 1, 2019, the position will be filled by former resident Ashley Davis, currently of Terrace Bay.
Ashley comes to this position with four and a half years of experience as the Business and Community Economic Development Officer with Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation in Terrace Bay. While there, she provided business advisory services determined the feasibility and sustainability of client and community projects, provided project and grant writing assistance and lead strategic planning sessions for clients, businesses, communities and not-for-profit organizations between Dorion and Manitouwadge.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Art History from Carleton University; and a diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College. From there she completed a four-month internship at the Army Museum of North Queensland, in Townsville, Australia.
She returned to Red Rock in 2012 as a Collections Intern for the Red Rock Historical Society. She then moved to Marathon and worked as a Library Clerk before starting at Superior North CFDC in November of 2014 and making the move to Terrace Bay in May of 2015. She plans to move back to Red Rock at the end of April to start her new position. This position brings things full-circle as her office will be where she previously attended day care, in the basement of the Municipal Office. She is looking forward to going back to her roots and assisting the community that helped shape her into the person she is today.
Her new role as the Community Development Officer for the Township of Red Rock will involve, among other things, identifying and promoting opportunities for the development/improvement of the Red Rock Marina Park, identifying opportunities for the betterment of the community and surrounding region, and to establish an ongoing dialogue with commercial and industrial entities and government agencies to promote and develop partnerships and funding opportunities. Her knowledge of the region, business planning, grant writing, project management, and strategic planning as well as established relationships with various funding agencies are some of the assets she brings with her to this position.
We look forward to welcoming Ashley back to the community and after May 1st, feel free to stop by to say ‘Hi’.
Welcome home, Ashley!