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City finds someone on the inside to manage infrastructure, growth

Andrea (Bourrie) Miller has been hired as general manager of infrastructure and growth management, effective immediately
2019-06-12 Andrea Miller
The City of Barrie has named Andrea Miller as the new general manager of infrastructure and growth management. Photo supplied

The City of Barrie is pleased to announce that Andrea (Bourrie) Miller has been hired as General Manager, Infrastructure and Growth Management, effective immediately. 

Miller is an experienced professional planner with almost 30 years of diverse North American experience on large, challenging projects. She has a degree in planning from the University of Waterloo and post graduate education in business management and leadership from the University of St. Gallen and International Institute for Management Development (IMD) – both in Switzerland. 

“Andrea brings groups together to discover innovative ways of exploring opportunities and issues,” said Michael Prowse, City of Barrie CAO. “She is known for her ability to translate strategic ideas into actionable tasks. Andrea is respected in the industry for delivering solutions to complex planning and engineering problems, offering strategic advice on regulatory risk management, facilitating resolution of government and community issues, as well as building consensus across diverse groups of stakeholders.”

Andrea joined the City of Barrie in June 2017 as Director of Planning and Building Services, after having spent her entire career in the private sector. 

In her short time in Barrie, Andrea has implemented numerous process improvements, initiated policy updates, facilitated a more holistic approach to tackling various growth management and community issues and has spoken to community stakeholders on a variety of topics. 

In addition to her role as Director of Planning and Building Services, Miller has been serving as the Acting General Manager Infrastructure and Growth Management for the last nine months.

The Infrastructure and Growth Management Division includes Environmental Services (Water, Wastewater and Waste), Engineering, Roads, Parks and Fleet and Planning and Building Services.