City appoints Mairi Welman as communications director

City Manager Penny Ballem today announced the appointment of Mairi Welman as the City of Vancouver’s new communications director.

The appointment follows a nation-wide search.

During Ms. Welman’s 22 year career she has gained extensive experience in progressively senior positions in the high-tech, film and television, transportation, environment, arts and public administration sectors.

Ms Welman comes to the City from the Recycling Council of B.C. where she has served as Communications Director since 2007. While at the council, she revamped the organization's image, raised public awareness of its role and operations and championed the council as an expert in the area of zero waste.

Mairi’s public experience includes six years as a senior communicator with the Greater Vancouver Regional District where she coordinated communication activities focused on transportation, public consultation, water conservation and construction.

As an award winning communicator, Mairi has a reputation as a strong builder of internal and external relationships, strategic communications planning and strengthening employee communications.

Mairi Welman will begin her new role with the City on September 27.

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