Burlington, Ont.— June 21, 2023— The City of Burlington is delighted to announce Blake Hurley as the new Govt Director of Lawful Products and services & Corporate Counsel.
Hurley joined the Metropolis of Burlington in 2008 as an Assistant Metropolis Solicitor, where by he worked intently with users of the City’s management workforce, Council and different Metropolis Committees to aid in advancing the City’s goals and strategic options relating to advancement and growth. He has been the performing Govt Director of Authorized Services and Corporate Counsel considering that the retirement of Nancy Shea Nicol in April 2023.
Next his call to the Bar of Ontario in 2004, Hurley commenced his authorized career in personal apply at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto, wherever he supported the company in the location of Municipal and Setting up Legislation. While there, he also finished a secondment at the Town of Oakville as an Assistant City Solicitor. Before commencing his authorized occupation, Hurley supported the City of Kitchener as a municipal land use planner.
Hurley has extensive knowledge and understanding of land use scheduling and municipal laws, rules and policy. This will enable him to make sure compliance with area, provincial, and federal demands, and eventually protect and help in the assistance of the strategic very long-expression growth and sustainability of the broader Burlington local community. As Govt Director of Lawful Solutions & Corporate Counsel, Hurley will give strategic assistance and direction to the Town, ensuring that it fulfills its lawful obligations and the changing wants of Burlington with integrity and performance. Within this portfolio, Hurley will aid Lawful Services, Realty Services as well as Halton Court Solutions.
Hurley has a Bachelor of Environmental Reports from the University of Waterloo the place he specialised in City and Regional Planning, as effectively as a Bachelor of Laws from Queens University.
Hurley started in his new purpose on June 19, 2023.
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Tim Commisso, Town Supervisor
“Blake Hurley excelled throughout all phases of the competitors, and I am incredibly happy to see that he was chosen for this position. His ability to regulate elaborate tasks and give nuanced lawful assistance that aligns with the City’s targets make him an vital member of the City’s executive leadership staff. On behalf of all Metropolis personnel, I extend my congratulations to Blake as the productive prospect.”
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