Announcement: CreativeHub 1352 in Mississauga names new Executive Director
The following message is from Paul Michel, Chair, Board of Directors, CreativeHub 1352:
Oct. 25, 2022
Announcement: CreativeHub 1352 names new Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am honoured to announce the appointment of Meredith Wood to the position of Executive Director of CreativeHub 1352 as of September 15th, 2022.
Many are familiar with Meredith — she has spent the last two years with the Hub in the role of Project Manager. During that time, she has cultivated important relationships, developed bold strategies and expanded programs to ensure more value is delivered to our community, our City and beyond.
Meredith has played a key role organizing and expanding the popular Lakeview Farmers’ and Artisan Markets, the first-ever Mississauga Festival of Trees and Mississauga Creative Craft Beer Festivals and a variety of arts programs. She has also been an invaluable asset in curating our brand and growing our social media presence.
Meredith was selected following a thorough recruitment process which resulted in a field of exceptional candidates. Our board believes Meredith’s history with CreativeHub 1352, commitment to our volunteers, artisans and community, her innovative thinking and her skills and leadership qualities position her for success in bringing CreativeHub 1352 into the future.
I would like to congratulate Meredith on her new role and extend our deepest gratitude to Diane LaPointe for her incredible leadership as our previous Executive Director.
Chair, Board of Directors
What I have learned
The success of the CreateHub 1352 brings home to me a key thing I have learned about heritage preservation as outlined at a previous post:
Enthusiasm for local history is not enough, by itself, to preserve and repurpose heritage buildings
Persons with a strong interest in local history will achieve very little, in my anecdotal observation, in saving landmark heritage buildings unless they work in alignment with individuals skilled in marketing, event planning, community organizing, and media relations.