Niagara Region today announced the appointment of Laura Bubanko to the position of Regional Clerk. She will join the Region on Tuesday, July 4.
The Regional Clerk is a statutory officer, appointed by Regional Council, who provides administrative, legislative and clerical support to Council and the corporation.
Laura comes to Niagara Region from the Town of Fort Erie where, as the Clerk and Manager of Legislative Services, she was responsible for performing the statutory duties of the municipal clerk as well as leading several special legislative projects. Her experience also includes a number of senior positions with the City of Welland, including her time as the Deputy Clerk.
She brings to the role expertise in the operations, statutory duties and responsibilities of the Clerk’s office, including the Council and Committee secretariat function. Laura’s experience in Fort Erie and Welland is an asset that will enable her to work more effectively with the Region’s local municipal partners.
Laura is assuming the Regional Clerk role from Ralph Walton who left Niagara Region earlier this year to join Durham Region. Deputy Clerk Natasha Devos had been serving as the Acting Clerk while the organization undertook the recruitment.
"With more than 15 years of progressive experience in Clerk’s offices around Niagara, Laura has an impressive history of working collaboratively with elected officials, staff and residents in support of effective public decision-making. Her experience, positive attitude and commitment will enable her to be an effective support to residents and Regional Council."
~ Regional Chair, Alan Caslin
"I’m thrilled to announce that Laura Bubanko will be leading the professional team in the Regional Clerk’s office starting in July. Her proven track record in Fort Erie and Welland will ensure we can continue to advance Council’s strategic and policy directions. She is an incredible asset for our organization and I want to welcome her to Niagara Region."
~ Niagara Region CAO, Carmen D’Angelo
"I am excited to be joining such a talented and professional team at Niagara Region where I know we will accomplish great things together. I am looking forward to utilizing my experience, skills and diverse background to the benefit of our entire community."
~ Laura Bubanko, Regional Clerk
Daryl Barnhart, APR