By Barb McKay
Kincardine’s community services co-ordinator is leaving this month to take on the role of Meaford’s new economic development officer.
Stephen Murray announced last Wednesday that he will be leaving the Municipality of Kincardine after 13 years as a municipal employee as economic development and tourism manager and community services and special projects co-ordinator. While he has enjoyed his time in Kincardine, he told The Independent, it’s time for a change.
“I was trained in economic development so I miss that part of the job,” he said. “You get to do more projects that you can come back and see and know you’ve made a difference.”
As well, locating to Meaford means moving closer to family.
“When you have young kids it’s nice to be near grandparents,”
There are a number of projects in Kincardine that Murray said he is proud to have been a part of. The exterior restoration of the Arts Centre and the transformation of a derelict mini putt course into the Queen’s Lookout are two examples.
“It’s only benefited the downtown,” he said.
“The fields are the envy of a lot of communities.”
“Stephen’s expertise and experience and his results driven approach will be extremely beneficial to the