It was announced today that the Orillia Area CDC’s General Manager, Wendy Timpano, will be moving on to a new career challenge after 14 years with the community organization.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, President Sheri Tornosky expressed both gratitude and optimism. “We will definitely miss Wendy’s dedication and commitment to the CDC and our community. We also understand her desire to take on new challenges in her career and appreciate her willingness to continue to support the organization through the transition. She has been a driving force at the CDC and her positive impact will not be forgotten.”

Even though Timpano’s chapter with the organization is coming to an end and the organization is going through a time of change, the CDC Board of Directors remain excited about the organization’s future. “The groundwork has been laid for even greater impact in our community in the coming months and years, and having new leadership at the helm can infuse new energy, ideas, and enthusiasm to continue on that path,” said Tornosky.

Timpano joined the organization in 2010 and was just the 3rd General Manager in the organization’s almost 40 year history. The CDC is a staple in the community for anyone looking for business guidance, business loans or support with community economic development projects. Among other things, Timpano’s contributions included the development of both the Professional Development Program and the Community Capacity Building grant program, the establishment and expansion of the now popular BizLink program, delivery of multiple Covid support programs including the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, more than doubling the organizations lending and coaching activities, and the development of the Pathways to Employment Program that, to date, has helped over 200 youth access quality work experiences.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the staff, volunteers, partners, and clients at the CDC, to work collectively to serve and support our community. I am excited to move into a new challenge that will allow me to broaden my experience, where I will continue to support our community, just in a different way. With change can come renewal and advancement. Now is a good time for new leadership and I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for the CDC.”

For more information on the Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) visit or contact 705-325-4903 x 101.

Source: Orillia Matters