Ponoka News Staff
A new director of planning has been hired by the Town of Ponoka.
Tim Schmidt will replace Patricia Abdulla who served in the position for the last year. A press release from the town on Friday, March 18 states that Schmidt has more than 10 years municipal management experience.
Schmidt was the general manager of development services for the City of Lloydminster until recently .
“Tim led the creation and implementation of a new land development framework, he helped write a draft Land Use Bylaw, and he was the primary communications liaison on major land development applications and planning projects,” states the release.
Schmidt starts in his new role Tuesday, March 29 and duties will include managing the commercial and residential land development as well as collaborating with stakeholders and residents on long-term plans for the town.