The City of Sarnia is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kelly Provost to the position of Director of Economic Development. Kelly started with the City on January 4th, 2021.

Kelly has 15+ years of experience managing small and large economic development projects, combined with a strong background in communications and stakeholder engagement. Kelly comes to us from Niagara Region’s Economic Development Department, where she was the Acting Manager of Strategic Initiatives, and managed significant projects that advanced and expanded infrastructure investments, development to the labour market, and supporting job creation. She also brings a strong background in entrepreneurship through her experience managing the St. Catharines Small Business Enterprise Centre and she also teaches at Niagara College.

Kelly graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, has completed the Public Relations Post Graduate Program through Niagara College, and obtained an Economic Development Certification jointly through the University of Waterloo and Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC). She is also currently working towards her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

“Having grown up in Wallaceburg, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to the area and serve the City of Sarnia. I look forward to advancing Sarnia’s economic development priorities and helping contribute to its future prosperity.”

We look forward to Kelly’s leadership leveraging the City’s Economic Development portfolio, liaising with local organizations and community stakeholders, and working with city staff and Council with the opportunities and implementation of the Economic Development strategy.