Nelson hires new Manager of Development Services
The City of Nelson has filled an important position in its managerial line up – with a former Heritage City resident no less.
Pam Mierau, a one-time Nelsonite and graduate of LV Rogers High School, has been hired as the City’s new Manager of Development Services. Her first day on the job will be November 17.
Mierau, whose parents and sister still live in town, comes with an impressive background garnered after numerous years spent overseeing development in one of the nation’s fastest growing cities – Calgary.
For the past five years she has worked as the City of Calgary’s Coordinator for Centre City Planning Policy. Most recently, she managed a staff of 15 planners responsible for policy work and development applications for nearly one-third of the booming Albertan city.
Previous to this, Mierau worked as an Urban Planner with the City of Calgary, and a planner for a Calgary-based architecture firm. She holds a Masters of Environmental Design, an Urban Design Certificate, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.
Nelson City Manager Kevin Cormack says Mierau’s arrival comes amidst an unprecedented level of new development interest in Nelson, with applications being made at a pace never seen before.
There has also been a relatively new team of staffers overseeing development throughout the past six months. Senior planner Dave Wahn retired, his replacement, Allen Fillion, moved on to work with the City of West Kelowna, and a third planner hired on a short term contract, Rossland’s Mike Maturo, opted to step down early.