The City of Mission has a new director of parks, recreation and culture. The new hire is Louis Dauphin, taking over for Maureen Sinclair who retired several months ago after 10 years in the position.
Dauphin was hired at the end of May and has over 10 years experience in recreation leadership.
He was previously a director of athletics at York University and before that, a parks and tourism director at the City of Bathurst in N.B.
“It is a blessing and honour to join this amazing team and I am excited to serve this fast-growing city in one of Canada’s most beautiful locations,” Dauphin said.
He has a master of science degree, a bachelors of arts in English and physical education, has studied economic and political science, and is fluent in French.
Dauphin also volunteers his time on Cycling Canada’s board of directors, and served as a vice president for the Ontario Weightlifting Association – creating events like the Nepisiguit Challenge in Bathurst.
“Mr. Dauphin brings a wealth of experience,” said Mission’s Chief Administrative Officer Mike Younie.
“As a critical member of the city’s senior management team, Mr. Dauphin will be responsible for continuing council’s commitment to investing in parks, recreational programming, and culture.”