New parks and forestry director for Mississauga

After a national recruitment process, Jodi Robillos has been selected as the new parks and forestry division director, effective immediately. She has been the acting director since February.

“Mississauga’s parks and forests are some of this city’s most treasured places,” said Paul Mitcham, community services commissioner. “Jodi brings a wealth of experience with her background in community services that will help lead the team that looks after our green spaces. She is a strategic and high-performing leader with a proven track record of ensuring operational excellence.”

Most recently, Robillos was instrumental in overseeing Mississauga’s aerial spray program that targeted fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars on both city and private properties. It was the first time in more than 12 years the city conducted such a program.

Reporting to the community services commissioner, Robillos will be responsible for managing all business functions of the parks and forestry division including the responsibilities for park planning, park development, park operations and forestry operations.

Prior to her role as acting director, Robillos spent more than two decades working in supervisory and leadership roles for the city recreation division. She has been a facility manager, district manager, was the recreation lead for the redevelopment of River Grove and Meadowvale Community Centres, as well as developing the city’s first sports plan. She joined the city in 1996.

Photo: Jodi Robillos has been selected as Mississauga’s new parks and forestry director.

 

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