Our Leader Spotlight | Pat Battista
Working Foreman, Water and Sewer Department with the City of Welland.
This series is dedicated to introducing and celebrating the ACL+ 2021/22 program participants. Each week, we will focus on one of our leaders, sharing a little bit about them and what motivates them to explore community leadership in Niagara.
Pat Battista is currently employed with the city of Welland. He has been in this field for 5 years and has been in his current position as a Water and Sewer Foreman for 8 years.
In his leisure time, Pat enjoys spending valuable time with his three children. As well, in his spare time, he enjoys watching hockey and Football.
Why are you personally motivated to explore civic leadership?
As I am in the field, I would like to achieve the necessary skills and knowledge to explore new opportunities.
What, in your view, is the most significant issue/opportunity facing our community? Why?
- Aging Infrustratucture.
- Lack of technology in the field.
- Communication with the public via social media/websites.
What individual attributes do you hope to develop or expand upon?
A better understanding of leadership as a whole. More specific management skills with direct reporting (communication skills).
What Is ACL+?
Accelerate Civic Leadership+ is our answer to adapting our flagship Accelerate Civic Leadership (ACL) program for virtual learning.
Designed as a tool to expand the number of individuals who accept leadership roles in business, government, and social organizations to meet future challenges in the region, ACL+ strengthens the bonds within the region. It serves as a retention and engagement tool for our Niagara businesses and non-profits.