Dave Butyniec, Manager of Procurement – City of Niagara Falls
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Dave Butyniec has remained implanted in the Niagara Region throughout his life, attending Niagara College and Brock University. Upon entering the workforce in the private sector Dave has spent some of his career in procurement with Kaumeyer Paper and E.S Fox Ltd.
In 2013 Dave made the move to the Public Sector with the City of Niagara Falls as the Manager of Supply and Services. In this role Dave is responsible for the procurement of all City departments.
Dave continues to learn and expand on his education and has completed the City of Niagara Falls Leadership Program and Professional Management Certificate from Brock University. Dave has a passion for procurement and continuing his education to further develop his skills as Manager for the City of Niagara Falls.
How do you define community leadership?
Community leadership is taking responsibility for the well-being and improvement of the community.
Why are you personally motivated to explore community leadership?
I am personally motivated in exploring community leadership as I would like to be able to help improve the community for future generations and be a community leader that younger generations can look up to as a role model.
What, in your view, is the most significant issue/opportunity facing our community? Why?
In my view the most significant issue the community is currently facing is lack of good-paying full-time employment. There is a lack of good-paying full-time jobs in the area and families are having to work more than one part-time or seasonal job to make ends meet. Many are forced to leave the area to secure full-time employment or are forced to commute out of the area to work. The issue would have to be tackled at the Regional and Municipal level by offering enticing programs for businesses to open up in the Region.
In your view, what’s the most important attribute of a leader?
Honesty and Integrity are the most important attributes of a leader.
What individual attributes do you hope to develop or expand upon?
I hope to continue to develop good communication skills and learn to delegate/empower more.