Below are the successful candidates for the 2021 Election.
Mary Beth McMullen
City of Milton - Manager-Licensing & Enforcement
With more than a decade experience in municipal enforcement, Mary Beth McMullen is committed to providing the highest level of community service through collaboration and teamwork.
In her current role as Manager, Licensing and Enforcement with the Town of Milton, she oversees a team of dedicated professionals responsible for responding to and upholding the ever-evolving legislative requirements. Prior to be being promoted to this leadership role with the Town, Mary Beth worked the front-lines as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer. Before joining the Town of Milton, she held a variety of enforcement roles at the City of Vaughan (2010- 2013), including animal services officer, parking officer and property standards officer.
Mary Beth has a Diploma in Police Foundations (Seneca College) and has benefited from participating in a number of training opportunities through the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), including a Certified Municipal Manager II designation.
She has many certifications as a Property Standards Officer and a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer and is currently working towards completing her Executive Diploma in Municipal Management from AMCTO.
She seeks to serve on the OAPSO Board of Directors to continue supporting her colleagues who are engaged in the administration and enforcement of regulatory legislation.
When she is not working to help advance municipal, regional and provincial priorities, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and training for long distance running races.
City of North Bay - Property Standards Officer
My name is Kristin VanDerGeld, CPSO, MLEO(c) and I have my Law & Security diploma with Conestoga College and have worked as a public servant for the majority of my career. In July 2021, I decided I needed a new adventure and re-located to North Bay to be near the water. I accepted a property standards position with the City of North Bay and this position has allowed me the opportunity to create and implement new bylaws for the municipality and assist in developing their property standards team. Prior to moving to North Bay, I worked for the City of Waterloo for 12 years in various roles within their enforcement division. Most notably was my involvement with Waterloo’s Residential Rental Licensing program and its enforcement. I am always looking for continuing education opportunities and take a
keen interest in areas such as mental health. In my down time, you can catch me at the beach, enjoying a patio with friends, chasing my nieces around or catching up on some binge-worthy TV!
At this point in my career and lifestyle I have the time and resources to commit to a position on the Board of Directors for OAPSO. I take pride in my work ethic and think I would be a valuable asset to the team. I am eager to become more involved in the association and to continue my professional development. I hope to represent the City of North Bay and make them a larger more contributing factor to the property standards community. Looking forward to connecting with you all very soon!
Italo Joe Luzi
City of Vaughan - Manager-Enforcement Services
Despite being in the twilight of my career, and after 40+ years in our industry, my intentions are to continue to work in our industry for 1-3 more years. As part of my work profile, I feel I have more to give to OAPSO and would welcome the opportunity to be elected as a Board Director again and make even more contributions to make a difference for the organization, and the industry as a whole, too.
Town of Whichurch-Stouffville - Senior Municipal Law Enforcement Officer
I have been lucky enough to have served on the board of Directors for OAPSO for the last Five years. During my time I have held portfolios pertaining to legislation, Region Chapters, Website, and now Communications. It has been a great joy learning a lot of how OAPSO works, and what it needs to function at the level that it does.
In the enforcement world, I work for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville as a Senior Municipal Law Enforcement Officer. I have been in the field of Property Standards/Municipal Law Enforcement for six years. In that time I have presented at both OAPSO and MLEOA conferences and have published an article of site alteration enforcement.
If re-elected I would like to continue looking for new topics to educate our membership, and encourage the uniformity of our bylaws and enforcement models.
City of Guelph - Property Standards Inspector
I have been working as a Property Standards Inspector at the City of Guelph since 2007 focusing on Property Standards and Yard Maintenance complaints. Since then, I have been certified with OAPSO and been qualified with as a Building Inspector. I also been part of several bylaw revisions comities and workgroups for new bylaw implementation with the City of Guelph and am on several other working groups for Hoarding issues and other group and multidisciplinary initiatives. I have helped hire and train new inspectors. I have had extensive experience at the POA, Superior court and the Appeal court levels with many numerous high profile Property Standards and Yard maintenance legal issues that have helped shape legal precedence for Property Standards Officers in Ontario.
Currently I am an OAPSO board member and have served with OAPSO since 2017 as the Director of Professional Development. I have Organized and facilitated several Part 4 sessions at the AGM as well as facilitated and orchestrated several Regional Conferences. I have worked closely with the Director of OAPSO Chapters with their chapter meetings. I also continue to facilitate and organize numerous appeal committee training sessions throughout Ontario for various municipalities during the year. I have worked closely with all our other Board members, our President and Vice president at our Annual General Meetings and look forward to continuing.
I volunteer on several other capacities in my spare time and appreciate the value of giving back to my community. I have served as an OPP Auxiliary Constable since 2009 doing regular community outreach programs, inspections for Crime prevention through environmental design, parades, marine patrols, patrolling with regular officers as well as the OPP’s regular and extensive training. I also have served on my local condominium board of directors since 2004 as president and been part of the executive team of our Local Amateur radio club in Guelph since 2008.
I appreciate the value of our team at OAPSO and the important function they serve in our close-knit Property Standards community. I look forward to the opportunity to continue volunteering my time on the Board of Directors to further advance everyone's knowledge and expertise and help wherever I can.
City of Vaughan - Interim Supervisor of Property Standards
I would like to express my interest for a position on the Ontario Association Property Standards Officers board. I am very much united with the goals and focus of the organization and would like to use the skills gained to help grow and reach its objectives.
I have recently held an interim position, for approx. a little over 1 year, on the Board overseeing the By-Law Resolution and Annual General Meeting Portfolio’s. Currently, I am a Certified Property Standards Officer and have been for 6 years with experience as an interim Supervisor of Property Standards for a one (1) year term at the City of Vaughan. My administrative experience and proven leadership skills will prove useful to the organization.
Enhancing performance and resourcefulness by finding efficiencies are some of my key strengths. I get along well with others and thrive on finding resolutions to problems. I am confident that these qualities together with my commitment to work will be an asset to the organization.
Town of Aurora - Manager By-Law Services
Alexander Wray is the Manager of Bylaw Services with the Town of Aurora and has been an OAPSO Board member for a year and a half. Alexander is currently the Director of Business Development, and during his tenure has implemented a group insurance discount program for OAPSO members. Alexander is a strong advocate for training, personal development, and enhancing public knowledge of what Property Standards Officers do. Prior to his current positions, Alexander was a Supervisor with the City of Toronto - Municipal Licensing and Standards and an MLEO with the Town of Ajax.
Town of Kearney - By-Law Enforcement Officer/Property Standards Officer/ Animal Control
Hi! My name is Caitlin Deevey. I am currently employed as a By-law Enforcement/Property Standards Officer for a few municipalities. Kearney, Magnetawan, Ryerson, Machar, and Whitestone. These municipalities are all part of the North Bay Parry Sound District and although they may be seem mostly rural, our summer months and hunting seasons are very city active. I have an educational background in policing and have been working in a municipal role for almost 6 years. I have a passion for helping people and believe that customer service is always key. I have been able to provide each of my townships with an excellent quality of service and make what was once a contract position, to a now full time and still growing department. A few reasons I would like to be on the board is to help promote and maintain professional standards, to pass on my experiences to my peers, and to keep the community up to date on ever changing legislations. I feel I am ready to tackle new endeavours and offer my skillset to the OAPSO board while representing our community. Please vote for me. Thank you.
City of Toronto - Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards
Carleton Grant is the Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards with the City of Toronto. Carleton has been with the City of Toronto for over 28 years after completing his education in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Guelph and Landscape Architecture at Ryerson University. Carleton is a strategic thinker responsible for leading the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division and delivering key services related to Property Standards, Bylaw Enforcement, Animal Services, Business Licensing and Policy and Strategic Support.
Over the past 17 months Carleton has lead the City of Toronto's COVID-19 Coordinated Enforcement Team comprised of 12 City divisions and the Toronto Police, to ensure a consistent, collaborative and City-wide response to the enforcement of City bylaws and Provincial Orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team responded to hundreds of varied and complex items, and implemented and enforced over 70 changes to provincial legislation.
Carleton is interested in being on the board to continue his support, and the City of Toronto's support of the important work the association does across the Province. He's committed to high standards, research, stakeholder engagement, foundational training, continuing education, growth and development of Bylaw Officers, and looks forward to greater involvement with OAPSO.