Corrine’s most recent experience as a leader for economic development in the region saw her working in, connecting with and supporting eight municipalities and 13 First Nation communities. Corrine is able to develop respectful relationships and has a wealth of economic development and project management experience. One of the highlights of her career was creating and coordinating a 30-person team (consisting of government, First Nations, industry, education, employment support and chamber representatives) to address labour market issues in the region.
Corrine is an accomplished Proposal Writer, securing $1.5million annually for local government, First Nations, and community organizations. Two projects that Corrine felt passionately about supporting included securing $1 million for an airport runway rehabilitation project which reduced resident taxation substantially and securing the funds for a desperately needed water distribution upgrade for a community of 275 residents.
Corrine has an entrepreneurial mindset and believes in hiring for soft skills and providing training and support for success. Her experience in this area is varied and includes project and budget management, marketing, social media and website management, research and data collection, report and grant writing, procurement, leadership role during Level 1- 3 Local Government emergencies, and event planning.
For almost 20 years, before working for Regional Government, Corrine supported children and families either on the front line or as a manager for front line workers. She is compassionate, empathetic and a good communicator. It was an honour for Corrine to be included in the lives of families who were dealing with addiction, poverty, violence, and mental health issues. She is excited to be a part of Nations and the opportunities that will support economic development and health issues for all of our communities.