City appoints new Economic Development Specialist


A new Economic Development Specialist has been appointed to the City of Penticton.  Reporting to the Director of Development Services, Andrew Kemp began his new role on June 17.

Mr. Kemp brings to the City a diverse background in economic development, having most recently worked for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, funding leading municipal infrastructure initiatives across Canada.  Prior to that he worked with the economic development consulting firm, MDB Insight, and for the economic development department of the County of Huron, Ontario. 

A graduate of the University of Waterloo's Masters in Economic Development program, Mr. Kemp worked in the financial services sector for ten years prior to starting in economic development.  Mr. Kemp also spent a year working in Kenya supporting strategic sector investment initiatives for the Kenyan Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

“The City is excited to have Andrew on board, his experience and skillset is well suited to leading the implementation of the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan and joining the Development Services Management team,” said the City’s Director of Development Services, Anthony Haddad.

”We look forward to introducing Andrew to our business community and residents and continuing the positive momentum around the City’s economic development priorities.”

“I’m really excited to be joining the staff at the City of Penticton and I look forward to working with Mayor and Council and Penticton's business community to build an even more robust and sustainable economy."



Anthony Haddad
Director of Development Services
City of Penticton

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton