Media Release

Kingston Economic Development Recruiting for Board Members

Four public positions open for 2022

Kingston, ON, November 4, 2021 – The Kingston Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is accepting applications for four new members at large to serve for three-year terms commencing in January 2022. The composition of the Board includes eight public members, four members of Council including the Mayor and three City Councillors.

Kingston Economic Development Corporation works collaboratively with the City of Kingston as well as local and regional partners to leverage Kingston’s unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston’s economy. In 2021, Kingston Economic Development Corporation and the City of Kingston launched a new Integrated Economic Development Strategic Plan that lays the foundation for strategies, tactics and targeted activities that will continue to build on a sustainable and thriving ecosystem to support business growth, start-ups, investment attraction and new foreign direct investment opportunities in our community.

“We are recruiting new Directors to join this incredible group of community leaders who are committed to the economic future of the Kingston community. If you are interested in putting your vision, talents and skills to work in supporting the economic vibrancy of Kingston, please consider applying,” says Gillian Watters, Chair of Board of Directors at Kingston Economic Development Corporation.

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is represented by a diverse group of individuals, who bring their respective experiences, interest, and ideas together to shape and support the Corporation’s strategic and policy direction. The Kingston Economic Development Board of Directors is a forward-thinking governance body which provides progressive leadership management to support the organization. Directors are expected to actively participate in monthly board meetings as well as committee and special meetings scheduled as required throughout the year.

Interested applicants will preferably have a post-secondary education or relevant life experience, an understanding of current business issues and previous board experience. A background in one or more of the following sectors is desirable but not exclusive to: Health and Health Innovation; Sustainable Manufacturing; Creative Industries; Small and Medium Enterprises; Infrastructure; Labour.

Currently the Board meets the last Monday of every month with special meetings scheduled as required. Committee meetings include Finance & Audit Committee and Human Resources and Nominations Committee.

Applications from interested members of the public will be received until November 15, 2021. Applications received after November 15, 2021 will be held on file until the next recruitment year. Apply today at

Media Contact:
Nour Mazloum
Communications & Events Officer
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
[email protected]


About Kingston Economic Development Corporation               
Kingston Economic Development Corporation is focused on building a strong community and supporting Kingston’s thriving economy. Its mission is to provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investments in order to sustain, grow, and transform Kingston's economy to meet the needs of the 21st century.