City of Brandon Welcomes New General Manager of Development Services

March 16, 2016


Brandon, MB – An integral role within the City of Brandon’s senior management team has been filled with the recent hiring of Jacqueline East as the City of Brandon’s new General Manager of Development Services, City Manager Scott Hildebrand has announced today.

East will oversee the City of Brandon’s Engineering & Water Resources and Planning & Building Safety Departments, filling the existing position that had been vacant since the retirement of long-time GM and City Engineer Ted Snure in January of 2015. East brings with her a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Manitoba and possesses a diverse skillset in several areas of development services. She has most recently worked as a consultant in Manitoba’s private, non-profit, and municipal government sectors, and has also previously led planning activities for the City of Winnipeg and for the Province of Manitoba.

“I feel that the City of Brandon is fortunate to have secured a very qualified individual who will bring valuable knowledge and strong leadership to this General Manager position,” noted Brandon City Manager Scott Hildebrand. “Jacqueline has experience in developing community plans and infrastructure strategies, and she also brings with her expertise in regional growth management and corporate strategic planning. I look forward to working with her and seeing her talents put to use in our organization’s work to serve and build our community.”

In commenting on her arrival to the City of Brandon, East noted that she’ll be placing a lot of focus on the importance of collaboration and working together with the entire development community.

“The world of development services requires that we all work together,” East said. “The relationship between planners, engineers, developers, and residents must be strong and our City service delivery must be seamless in order to truly develop a great community. Being able to integrate all the pieces of development together in a complementary way that benefits the entire City of Brandon will be very important for me.”

East adds one of her first priorities will be to get to know the needs of the development industry and begin building upon the successful initiatives of her colleagues in planning and engineering to serve the community.

The addition of East, along with the recent hiring of Aaron Kaluzniak to fill the vacant Manager of Infrastructure role, now brings the City of Brandon Engineering & Water Resources Department’s staff complement very close to full strength after a prolonged period of being short-staffed.

East began her role on Monday, March 14th and will work out of the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex at 638 Princess Avenue.