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emilie cote

As the director of Recreation, Community and Culture, our team works to provide inclusive recreational and cultural programs for all ages and abilities. Over the last 15 years, I have worked in number of operating departments within the City, including Manager of Business Services and Manager of Recreation Services in RCC, and Manager of Fleet, in Roads, Parks and Forestry. I am consistently energized and honored to work with such passionate staff. They inspire me to “show up every day.” To me, leadership is about empowering people to become the best version of themselves. As Ralph Waldo Emerson says in one of my favourite quotes about leadership: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” In my free time, I like to stay active doing yoga, skiing, and spending as much time outdoors as possible with my kids.