City selects Kerry Davren as new Director of Bylaw Compliance

By Staff

August 3rd, 2023



Kerry Davren is the new Director of Bylaw Compliance.

Kerry Davren, new Director of Bylaw Compliance. Brings a measure of compassion to the job – always nice to see.

Davren has been employed by the City of Burlington for a total of 14 years. In her time at the City, Davren has held various positions including Transportation Planner & Technologist and Manager of Transportation Planning & Parking. In her most recent position as Manager of Bylaw Services, Davren oversaw the development, interpretation and administration of enforcement activities related to municipal bylaws, as well as provincial and federal legislation.

Davren has a total of 26 years of experience working in municipal government, including at the City of Hamilton as the Manager of Parking Operations and Strategic Initiatives where she supported the development and implementation of a city-wide Parking Master Plan. Davren also worked for the Town of Oakville as a Project Leader supporting projects related to roadway design and construction. Her extensive municipal experience enables her to navigate the complexities of regulatory enforcement, liaise effectively with various stakeholders, and develop policies that support the Burlington community.

As Director of the Bylaw Compliance Department, Davren will oversee the enforcement and compliance of municipal bylaws and provide recommendations to City Council and City’s leadership team related to implementing policies that support the City’s strategic goals.

Within this portfolio, Davren will support Bylaw Compliance, Animal Control and Licensing & Regulatory Services.

Davren has a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and a Diploma in Transportation Engineering Technology from Mohawk College. Davren is also a Certified Engineering Technologist.

Davren will begin in her new role on Aug. 8.

Brynn Nheiley, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility explains why she hired the woman: “Kerry’s breadth of experiences will be a great asset to the City of Burlington as she leads the newly established Bylaw Compliance Department. Demonstrating compassion, logic and professionalism, Kerry continues to highlight and respond to evolving needs of the Burlington community. She is highly respected by her staff, City Council and the Burlington Leadership Team. I extend my congratulations to Kerry as the successful candidate.”

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