Anne Mooi Appointed Director of Parks and Community Services
Thursday, March 05, 2009
West Vancouver, BC: On Monday March 2nd, District of West Vancouver Mayor and Council appointed Anne Mooi as the new Director of Parks and Community Services for the District of West Vancouver. Anne has been the Acting Director of Parks and Community Services since December 2008.
Anne is a West Vancouver resident who has worked for the District of West Vancouver since October 2006, first as Manager of Social Services then as Deputy Director of Parks and Community Services. Anne previously worked in North Vancouver for 17 years in the capacity of Executive Director for Parkgate Community Services Society and the North Vancouver Recreation Commission. Anne oversaw the initial development and operation of Parkgate Community Centre and satellite facilities. Since graduating from university in 1980, Anne's career in the field of education, community services, and recreation has included working in Calgary, Alberta, and Melbourne, Australia, in addition to working the past 20 years here on the North Shore.
Anne brings specific expertise in developing community governance models; she was on the Inaugural Board of Directors for the Lindsay Park Sports Society in Calgary, Alberta - the first facility and governance model of its kind in Alberta; she was involved in developing the initial community governance model for Parkgate Community Centre; and she worked on the development of a governance model for West Vancouver’s new Community Centre which led to the establishment of the WV Community Centres Services Society.
Anne’s specific expertise includes consensus building, community development, staff leadership, and inspiring collaboration between various groups to achieve a common goal. “West Vancouver will benefit from a leader who is well-respected and well-connected - and she’s truly a great person. We are pleased to officially welcome her to be part of our Executive team,” says CAO Grant McRadu.
Anne Mooi, Director of Parks and Community Services
Patricia Leslie, Communications Manager