The City of Mississauga is pleased to announce the selection of Nadia Paladino as the new Director of Parks, Forestry and Environment, effective July 25, 2022; replacing former director Jodi Robillos, now the City’s Community Services Commissioner.
“I am very pleased to welcome Nadia to the City of Mississauga and to this important leadership role,” said Jodi Robillos, Community Services Commissioner. “’Nadia brings with her extensive public and private sector experience. This role will allow him to apply his knowledge and direct experience in overseeing parks, forestry and horticulture operations in combination with his skills in strategic thinking, change management and stakeholder engagement. stakeholders to seamlessly execute the programs, new initiatives and core functions of this portfolio.
In her role as Director, Paladino will report to the Commissioner of Community Services and oversee park development, park planning, park operations, forestry and the environment, which are collectively responsible for implementing the community plan. action on climate change in the city; plan the main park, acquire and ensure that the City has adequate green spaces and parks and ensure the ongoing upkeep and upkeep of over 2,988 hectares (7,384 acres) of parks and 327 kilometers of trails.
“This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the City of Mississauga,” said Nadia Paladino. “With the City’s vision and approach to green spaces, parks, tree preservation, naturalization, and a strong commitment to climate change and sustainability on many fronts, I know Mississauga is the place to be. where to put down roots. I look forward to working with the mayor and members of council and the city’s leadership team to drive innovative “green” sustainable change while continuing to deliver the experiences, programs and services that residents expect in their city. »
Prior to joining the City of Mississauga, Paladino served as Director of Parks, Forestry and Horticulture Operations at the City of Vaughan, where she oversaw several divisions including Parks and horticulture; urban forestry; Quality & Risk; Administrative Services and Business Services and Contract Management. Prior to this, Paladino oversaw special projects within the City of Vaughan Public Works. She has worked in the healthcare industry at St. Joseph’s Health Center and St. Michael’s Hospital, leading various projects, strategic and quality initiatives focused on efficiency in service delivery.
Paladino holds a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario and certifications in Prosci, Lean, 6-Sigma Change Management and as a Project Management Professional.
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