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of Essex appoints new Director of Community Services | newswindsoriteDOTca

The Town of Essex has announced that Jake Morassut will serve as Director of Community Services.

Morassut most recently served as Parks and Facilities Manager in the Community Services Department and has a long history with the city. He began his career as a facilities clerk and operator and later served as a Bylaws and Property Standards Officer with the Municipal Bylaws Enforcement Division in 2019. Morassut is also currently a firefighter at Essex Fire & Rescue Services.

“Jake is highly motivated and has extensive experience within the community services department. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as Director of Community Services,” said Doug Sweet, General Manager. “He has demonstrated the ability to lead successfully, and we are delighted to have him take on this new role.”

Morassut will be responsible for overseeing planning and operations in all aspects of parks, facilities, recreation and culture, fire administration and community events to enable the Department to achieve its mandate and contribute to a healthy and vibrant community.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor and a Masters of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University. He has completed courses in basic refrigeration, sports field management and maintenance, ice maintenance, equipment operation, and event planning and management through the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association. He has also completed the Parks and Recreation Management Certification Program and Principles of Healthy Child Development through Parks and Recreation Ontario.

Morassut’s appointment will take effect on March 28, 2022.