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Michele Harris

With a passion for placemaking and rural community development, Michele is often referred to as a change-agent for using innovation, leadership & outside-the-box thinking to deliver impactful and successful outcomes.  

Her extensive background in marketing and media includes work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as owning an award-winning boutique marketing agency. During her tenure as CEO of Headwaters Tourism, the work of her team was recognized with numerous national and provincial awards for marketing, innovation, and regional economic development.

As Director of Economic & Community Development for Grey Highlands, she is now working to position the Municipality for the future by building a strong, resilient and sustainable community through innovation, collaboration and community engagement.

Michele has served on the boards of several provincial and municipal tourism and economic development organizations, has been a professor and served on the Academic Advisory Committee at Humber College, and is a seasoned speaker on tourism, innovation and regional community development.