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Celebrating Development Officer Week - Patty Urban

posted on Sep 26 2019

As we celebrate Development Officer’s Week, we turn our focus to those on our team who are often behind the scenes. These important people are constantly focused, driven and work hard to bring the future to Blackfalds.

We would like to introduce Patty Urban, our Development Officer II - another very important member of our team.

Patty has been with the Town of Blackfalds for three years now and, in that time, she has moved the Town forward in its growth and development.

Originally from Brooks, Alberta, Patty brings over 26 years of experience in municipal and provincial government. She re-located to the area in order to be closer to her family and friends.

When asked what she enjoys most about the works she does, Patty said she enjoys “assisting the public and learning from the various challenges that we are faced with in our capacities.”

The most difficult part of her job, she said, is accommodating and facilitating community development while “balancing regulations and governing bylaws and land use bylaw enforcement.”

When she’s not in the office, Patty enjoys travelling, gardening, outdoor activities and working with/being in the company of seniors.

Thank you Patty for all that you have done and continue to do for the Town of Blackfalds!