Kieran McKenzie is congratulated at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts on election night, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, after winning Ward 9.
Dax Melmer / Windsor Star
Kieran McKenzie, who resigned his longtime job as a political staffer for MP Brian Masse once he was elected to city council, has landed a new job with Big Brothers Big Sisters.In a news release Wednesday he said he’s “thrilled” with his new role as Director of Development and Donor Relations. He’s served as a volunteer on the agency’s board of directors for almost five years.“For decades this agency has been positively contributing to the well-being of our children and as a result to the community as a whole,” said the Ward 9 councillor. “Understanding the crucial work that we do I am honoured to accept this position and look forward to working with my new colleagues and all stakeholders invested in the mentorship movement.”McKenzie was Masse’s (NDP — Windsor West) legislative assistant for 12 years. After he won Ward 9 on Oct. 22, defeating incumbent Hilary Payne, he decided he couldn’t do both jobs due to the perception of potential conflicts.But he added that he would be looking for something else. Related Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director Becky Parent said as a volunteer, McKenzie has already been “instrumental in affecting positive change” at the agency.“As children in the region continue to face increasing challenges, creating even greater need for our services in the community, we are excited to have such knowledge and community experience as part of our leadership team.”firstname.lastname@example.org/winstarcross