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Friday, March 15, 2019

Brockton Has New Operations Director

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

The job opening has now been filled for the second time in the past six months.

Brockton has a new Director of Operations. This is the second time the Municipality has had to fill the vacancy in the last six months.

Greg Furtney is busy getting his feet wet, with just a little over a week under his belt he is learning the ropes as Brockton’s new Director of Operations. (began March 4th.)

Prior to his Brockton post, Furtney worked for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority where he spent more than a decade in various roles including Interim Senior Director, Corporate Resources as well as serving on the Senior Management Team.

Mayor Chris Peabody says Furtney brings with him a wealth of experience.

This includes a strong legislative, environmental and health as well as a safety background that includes water and wastewater treatment and the management of solid and hazardous waste.

He also brings with him a Bachelor of Science Degree and is in good standing with the Project Management Institute and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

For Furtney coming to Brockton was an opportunity to get into the municipal sector as well as move closer to family.

He says there is no shortage of work as he attempts to get caught up to speed.

Furntey says Brockton has a number of projects on the go including addressing some landfill issues, awarding tenders for various projects as well as oversee a number of subdivisions in the works.

CAO Sonya Watson is very pleased to have Furtney join the team, saying his experience in long term strategic planning as well as his management background will make him well positioned to lead the department.

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