Carleton Place Town Council is pleased to announce that Mark Jensen will begin his employment with the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place as Chief Administrative Officer in the summer of 2017.
“I am very excited about starting a new chapter in my professional career with the Town of Carleton Place,” stated Jensen. “This opportunity not only fulfills my goal of leading a municipal team, as CAO, but also satisfies my family’s desire to return to beautiful Eastern Ontario.”
The Selection Committee, comprised of Mayor Louis Antonakos and Councillors Brian Doucett and Ross Trimble, began its work last fall when Ravenhill Group, a Toronto based executive search firm, was chosen to begin a cross-Canada recruitment process.
"I feel strongly that Mark is going to excel in his new role as CAO,” says Antonakos. “The experience he brings with him is going to be quite valuable as we are currently experiencing some of the strongest residential growth in recent years. Council and I look forward to working with Mark to ensure Carleton Place continues to be sustainable, vibrant and healthy.”
Mr. Jensen’s educational background is an ideal fit for the organization. He has a diploma in Public Administration (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario, a certificate and diploma in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.
His municipal work experience is equally impressive. He has spent the last 16 years as Director of Community & Development Services with the City of Timmins providing overall strategic leadership and management to staff of the Planning, Building Inspection, Economic Development, Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Transit and the Culture, Leisure and Tourism divisions. Before Timmins, Jensen worked for the Town of Perth as the Manager of Planning and Economic Development and for the County of Lanark as the Planner/Secretary-Treasurer of the Land Division.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the Mayor, Council, Administration, key community stakeholders and the broader public to further position Carleton Place as a great place to live, work, invest and visit,” concluded Jensen.