Dean Spironello has both grassroots experience in community and economic development, and is educated in evidence-based public policy-making. With a Masters of Public Administration and a Certificate in Economic Development, Dean is well-equipped for his role as a Business Information Officer with the City of Niagara Falls Business Development team. In his work for the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre, he provides entrepreneurship support services to people in Wainfleet, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.
As well as delivering workshops throughout Niagara on how to start and grow a business, Dean serves the community as a volunteer. He is an immigrant mentor through the Niagara Workforce Planning Board, helping new Canadians establish a local network. He also spent two years as a Director with Celebrate Old Downtown, a non-profit corporation focused on creating initiatives to showcase Niagara Falls’ local downtown and create a more vibrant community.