Shellee Evans

Meet Shellee Evans - Director of Community Services

As you might anticipate, planning for the future is a "critical mission" for a town.



Shellee Evans started life as a farmer's daughter in the Spencerville area. She attended St. Lawrence College in Kingston where she studied Advertising and Public Relations. From there she picked up experience at Sir Sanford Fleming College (Peterborough Campus), the Township of West Carleton and the Canadian 4H Coucil before her family moved to the Perth area.

The family has a farm with horses and cattle. Shellee landed a part time position with the Town of Perth as a Community Development Officer (CDO). This has evolved into a full time position.

Prior to becoming Director of Community Services, Shellee was the Community Development Officer. What is a Community Development Officer? Shellee tells of conferences where CDOs tried to define their task, and finally agreed on "information mover" as a short summary of thier primary task. CDOs are sometimes known as Economic Development Officers (EDO). It is revealing that the Town of Perth had settled on CDO, since a CDO is tasked to focus as much on community as economics.

Although the position does focus on existing business retention and expansion, there also is emphasis placed on new business initiatives in manufacturing, retail and individual businesses.


Shellee Evans can be contacted at:

Ms. Shellee R. Evans
Director of Community Services
The Corporation of the Town of Perth
80 Gore Street East
Perth, ON K7H 1H9
email: sevans@town.perth.on.ca
Tel: (613)267-3770 Fax: (613)267-5635
Website: http://www.town.perth.on.ca


See also:

Community Development

 

Shellee Evans started life as a farmer's daughter in the Spencerville area. She attended St. Lawrence College in Kingston where she studied Advertising and Public Relations. From there she picked up experience at Sir Sanford Fleming College (Peterborough Campus), the Township of West Carleton and the Canadian 4H Coucil before her family moved to the Perth area.