An integral role within the City of Brandon’s senior management team has been filled with the recent promotion of Mark Allard into the City of Brandon’s position of General Manager of Development Services, City Manager Ron Bowles has announced.
Allard will oversee the City of Brandon’s Engineering & Water Resources and Planning & Building Safety Departments. Allard brings with him a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba and possesses a diverse skillset in several areas of development services. Allard has 30 years’ experience with Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure and worked in Regional Operations before starting employment with the City of Brandon in August 2020 as the Director of Engineering Services.
Development Services include city planning and land development, building inspection, asset management, municipal engineering, and utilities.
“Mark is stepping into a big leadership role created when the prior general manager took over the City’s operations area,” states City Manager Ron Bowles. “We have numerous large-scale projects including the largest-ever, water treatment facility upgrade, and a highly active development and building industry. He is a strategic thinker whose skills will be a welcomed addition to the City’s senior executive team.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with the staff of Development Services delivering sustainable growth and quality municipal infrastructure,” states Mark Allard.
Allard began his role on Friday, February 24th and will work out of the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex at 638 Princess Avenue.