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Town Of Essex Names New Director Of Community Services

Tuesday February 22nd, 2022, 6:40pm


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The Town of Essex has announced that Jake Morassut will take on the position of Director, Community Services.

Morassut most recently served as Manager, Parks and Facilities in the Community Services Department and has a long-standing history with the Town. He began his career as a Facility Clerk and Operator and later filled the By-law and Property Standards Officer position in the By-law Enforcement Division in 2019. Morassut is also currently a firefighter with Essex Fire & Rescue Services.

“Jake is highly motivated and has extensive experience in the Community Services Department. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as Director, Community Services,” said Doug Sweet, CAO. “He has demonstrated his ability to lead with success, and we are excited for him to take on this new role.”

Morassut will be responsible for overseeing the planning and operations in all aspects of parks, facilities, recreation and culture, fire administration and community events to enable the Department to achieve its mandate and contribute to a healthy and vibrant community.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor and a Master’s in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University. He has completed Basic Refrigeration, Sports Turf Management and Maintenance, Ice Maintenance, Equipment Operations, and Events Planning and Management through Ontario Recreation Facilities Association. He has also completed the Parks and Recreation Management Certification Program and Principles of Health Child Development through Parks and Recreation Ontario.

Morassut’s appointment will be effective March 28th, 2022.

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