David Oakes, CEcD

Director, Economic Development
Niagara Region
Thorold, ON

With more than 16 years of progressive municipal management experience, David Oakes’ expertise in municipal administration, business development and project management serves as a major asset to the Niagara Region.

In April of 2016, David joined the Niagara Region from the City of St. Catharines where he played a key role in establishing nGen, the Niagara Industrial Association and the Niagara Development Corridor Partnership. He also led numerous projects that brought private sector investment to the city.

David looks forward to continued focus on generating prosperity for the Niagara Region.