The roll call isn’t changing names, but one of the names is changing places in Muskoka Lakes.
Lisa McMurray, currently filling in the roles of receptionist and managing the community halls for Muskoka Lakes township, will start her new job as the township’s community economic development coordinator on July 9.
Walt Schmid, chief administrative officer for Muskoka Lakes, said they are looking forward to her taking on her new position.
“We’re really going to hate losing her at the front desk as she’s been a great support for both the mayor and myself, but her talents are being underutilized,” said Schmid.
McMurray’s new position will fill the role of economic development coordinator as well as recreation and facilities manager, a position that was eliminated through restructuring seven months ago. Some of the things she has been doing, such as working with the community halls, will follow her into her new position.
“I look forward to my new responsibilities as the community economic coordinator. With council’s direction, as identified in our strategic plan, I look forward to fulfilling our township vision to respect, maintain and enhance our Muskoka,” she said.
During a committee of the whole meeting three weeks ago, councillors were already requesting her service in several areas, even though she didn’t officially start until this past Monday.
McMurray previously worked in Toronto Special Events under mayor Mel Lastman. She moved to Muskoka and worked for Muskoka Lakes from 2001-2002. During the G8 Summit she was responsible for the booking and accommodations for delegates, suppliers, and security. She was working with the township for two years before being hired into her current position.
“Some things have changed, some things have improved, and it’s nice to see us moving forward,” McMurray said.
The township is now looking for a new receptionist.