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June 15, 2017
Director of Public Works announced

David Simpson, P. Eng., PMP, appointed as director of Public Works for Oxford County, effective August 9, 2017

CAO Peter Crockett today announced the appointment of David Simpson, P. Eng., PMP, as director of Public Works for Oxford County, effective August 9, 2017.

Simpson, who joins the County from Halton Region, brings a strong technical background combined with a demonstrated focus on organization management, strategic planning, collaboration and sustainability that complements the County’s vision of vibrant communities growing stronger, as well as Future Oxford’s vision for avibrant, prosperous, and responsible Oxford for all.

In his current role as manager of Infrastructure Planning at Halton Region, Simpson oversees waterand wastewater planning, transportation planning, and municipal water resources. He has also managed Halton’s DWQMS, Source Water Protection and PTTW legislative compliance programs and directed their proactive municipal well rehabilitation program. His experience in capital planning - in a region that, like Oxford, encompasses both small and large communities - includes the development of a $2.2 billion capital infrastructure implementation plan.

Before joining Halton Region, Simpson worked forthe Ontario Clean Water Agency's Engineering & Operations Divisions and the Ministry of the Environment’s Approvals Review Unit. He is a pastrecipient of the Ontario Public Works Association management innovation award for his contributions to Sustainable Halton, the region’s growth management and long range infrastructure servicing master plan.

Simpson’s academic background includes Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Ryerson University, Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from Brock University, and Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.


Peter Crockett, CAO, Oxford County

“Oxford County has marked several key achievements over the past two years, most notably our work towards achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and moving to low carbon transportation through a municipal green fleet and electric vehicle charging infrastructure for our community. We’re excited to welcome David to Oxford County and to work with him and the Public Works team to continue to advance these initiatives and others.”

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About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


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