Operations Project Coordinator — Water, City of Barrie
March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018–March 20, 2021
Ms. Last is currently the Operations Project Coordinator — Water for the City of Barrie. In this role she leads a number of important initiatives including: maintaining and revising the operational plan under the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS); coordinating risk assessments; developing and facilitating internal operator training and providing support to water operations in the area of process optimization and legislative compliance.
Prior to this role, Ms. Last was a Class IV Water Operator with the City of Barrie and, previous to that, with the City of Timmins. In these roles, in addition to her responsibilities as the Operator-in-Charge and Overall Responsible Operator for large surface water treatment plants, Ms. Last supported and provided guidance and direction to other operators in the event of process and compliance issues, while also leading pilot projects and presenting findings at key annual drinking water conferences.
Ms. Last was also a part-time professor at Northern College, where she taught Water and Wastewater Monitoring and Sampling; Soil and Air Monitoring and Sampling and Water Quality Analysis.
Ms. Last is a Certified Engineering Technician, with a focus on Environment, Standards and Compliance.