Derrick Hammond to head up Huntsville Development Services

Derrick Hammond has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Development Services for the Town of Huntsville. In a release, the Town states Hammond will be responsible for leading the Planning, Sustainability, Building, By-law Departments and Economic Development in support of achieving the Town’s strategic goals and objectives.

Derrick Hammond has over 26 years of municipal planning experience.  He is currently serving as the District of Muskoka’s Director of Continuous Improvement. He has also held roles as Director of Planning Services for the District of Muskoka and Manager of Planning with the Township of Lake of Bays. Hammond is a Registered Professional Planner and holds a Master of Arts – Geography (University of Waterloo) and a Bachelor of Arts – Geography – Concentration Political Science (University of Ottawa).

Hammond is also a Canadian Armed Forces Reservist, active through the Royal Canadian Army Cadet program, mentoring and coaching leadership skills to youth throughout Muskoka.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Town Council and staff to achieve Council’s priorities and serving the Town of Huntsville’s ratepayers,” said Hammond.

Town officials say they look forward to Hammond’s arrival on June 20, 2016 and wish him all the best in his new position as Executive Director of Development Services.

“We are thrilled that Derrick will be joining our team. The expertise and experience that Derrick brings with him will truly be an asset to the Corporation and the people in which it serves,” said Denise Corry, CAO.

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