The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has a new sales and events coordinator.
Erin Duncan takes over for Rene Holinski, who is moving to Regina. When looking for a job, Duncan wanted something that would not only be a good fit, but help the area grow.
"I have a community-development background. I think I see how businesses can really have a direct impact on the community and how the community can support their business. I'd like to see those pull together," said Duncan.
Duncan has a Masters in architecture and historic preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans. While living in Louisiana she was the director for a state-wide non-profit organization.
She thinks her biggest upcoming challenge will be the geography.
"Learning where all these places are. Especially when they're covered in snow."
The new Fort Saskatchewan resident is re-entering the workforce after taking some time off to help raise her two girls, aged two and four. She lived in Louisiana and moved north to Minnesota, before her husband took a job with Dow Chemical in the heartland. Her husband is originally from Red Deer.
"I'm really excited to raise my two girls here. One will start kindergarten at SouthPointe next year."
When she's not working, you can find her helping her coaching soccer, watching cooking shows or going on walks with the family dogs.
Some of her big upcoming projects include the Fort Saskatchewan Farmer's market (June 14) and the downtown market (July 7).
"I'm so grateful to be here and super excited to be a part of the chamber. There are so many new things on the horizon that will be great for the city and business owners."
Duncan's first day was May 28.