“Antonietta brings to the Chief Planner position a progressive work style that is centred on collaboration, strategic action and empowerment,” said CAO Carey Herd. “She thrives on bringing forward and fostering new ideas and approaches that inspire others and support an environment of commitment, innovation and passion. Antonietta’s experience will be an asset to the Planning team as we continue to manage the future growth of Caledon.”
Antonietta will start with the Town of Caledon on March 7, 2022.
Prior to joining Caledon Antonietta was the Director of Planning, Building and By-Law in the Town of Grimsby where she led significant transformation through the modernization of planning development application processes, conducting the Town’s first ever urban design review panel, and facilitating Grimsby’s first geothermal development. In a short time, Antonietta advanced numerous Council priorities across a spectrum of portfolios, including the Downtown Reimagined project, all while leading during a pandemic.
Previously, Antonietta was the Manager of Community Innovation and Resilience at the City of Brampton. Antonietta led the delivery and implementation of the Brampton 2040 Vision. Her experience and knowledge of the Region of Peel will be an asset for the Town of Caledon.
Antonietta is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP), member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Planners (CAHP), and holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies (Planning).
“On behalf of Members of Council and the community, I thank Ed Sajecki for his leadership during the last year and for moving the Official Plan forward while managing increasing demands,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “We are thrilled to welcome Antonietta to Caledon at this exciting time of growth and opportunity.”