255 Christina Street N.,
Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7N2

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255 Christina Street North
Sarnia, ON, N7T 7N2

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Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Our Team

Kelly Provost
ext. 3343
Director of Economic Development

Kelly Provost became the Director of Economic Development at the City of Sarnia in January 2021. Kelly brings 15+ years of experience working at the municipal, regional and provincial levels, combined with an extensive background in communications and stakeholder engagement. As Director, she leads the City department responsible for business expansion, community development, investment attraction, and strategic initiatives. She’s experienced in entrepreneurship and new venture development from her time consulting as part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and teaching at Niagara College.

Kelly graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree and the Public Relations Post Graduate Program through Niagara College. Kelly obtained an Economic Development Certification jointly through the University of Waterloo and Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Monica Shepley
ext. 3295
Economic Development Officer

Monica Shepley joined the City of Sarnia as an Economic Development Officer in 2019. She has 10+ years of experience supporting businesses and community development. In her role, Monica assists with site selection, community development, and special projects. Prior to working in Economic Development, she was the manager of advocacy and policy development with the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. During that time she worked closely with the business community to influence government policies and promote Sarnia-Lambton as a great place to invest.

Monica returned to her hometown of Sarnia-Lambton in 2010 after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and working abroad for several years.

Ethan Paxton
ext. 3266
Economic Development Coordinator

Ethan Paxton joined the City of Sarnia in 2024 to serve as an Economic Development Coordinator. Ethan is taking the lead on our Neighbourhood Revitalization Project for Downtown and Mitton Village. With this project, Ethan is responsible for identifying opportunities for improvements to public spaces, increasing marketing efforts to drive new customers to both areas, and helping existing businesses grow. Ethan brings years of experience in business development and stakeholder engagement having worked previously for The Municipality of Chatham-Kent and The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. Ethan is very passionate about community development and cannot wait to see what this project can accomplish for the city of Sarnia.

Ethan graduated from Brock University with an Honours Bachelor of Sport Management Degree and a minor in Tourism Management and Sustainability where he held internship positions with the Mississauga Steelheads Hockey Club and Softball Ontario.

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