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News release: November 11, 2020

Region of Peel announces Andrea Warren as Acting Commissioner of Public Works while recruitment efforts commence

Brampton, ON (November 11, 2020) – The Region of Peel announces Andrea Warren as the Acting Commissioner of Public Works as of November 16, 2020 while recruitment efforts for a permanent replacement commence. In this role, Andrea joins the members of Peel’s Executive Leadership Team, and will be responsible for overseeing the Region’s Public Works services.

Andrea has been with the Region for 20 years, and is currently the General Manager of Peel Housing Corporation. Previously, she was a member of the Public Works Leadership Team as the Director of Development Services. Andrea is a registered Professional Planner and Project Manager. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies (Planning) from York University.

“Andrea is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in the Public Works sector. She has a deep understanding of the needs of the Peel community, and is highly capable of ensuring our services remain reliable during this time,” said Janice Baker, Chief Administrative Officer at the Region of Peel. “Under Andrea’s guidance, I know the Region will continue to provide high quality Public Works services while we conduct a fulsome search for a permanent Commissioner of Public Works. I would also like to thank Andrew Farr, who filled this role since May 2019 and who has accepted a position in the Region of Halton, for his years of service to the Region of Peel, and the many contributions he has made to our community.”

As Acting Commissioner of Public Works, Andrea will lead the Region of Peel’s Public Works Department, consisting of Development Services, Operations Support, Planning, Transportation, TransHelp, Waste Management, and Water and Wastewater.

Recruitment efforts for a permanent replacement for the Commissioner of Public Works will begin immediately. In the interim, Janice Sheehy will be filling the role of Acting General Manager of Peel Housing Corporation, in addition to her role as the Commissioner of Human Services.

Media contacts

Bethany Lee
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-867-8857

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