Cathy Matyas, CEO of Brampton Public Library, has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2012.
Cathy has been CEO at Brampton since 2010. During this time she has guided the planning and construction of two new district-sized branch libraries, a refresh to the Brampton Library’s long-term Facilities Master Plan, and the development of a new Strategic Plan for the planning period 2013 to 2016. With a population of over half a million, Brampton is the ninth largest city in Canada and the library has been recognized for its innovation in serving a growing and diverse community. Cathy has been a passionate advocate for that innovation, and active in the community as a Board member for organizations such as the Brampton Arts Council and Brampton and Area Community Foundation.
After more than 30 years of public service in libraries in Brampton, Waterloo, Regina, Kitchener, North York (now City of Toronto) and Stratford, Cathy says that she is retiring from the public libraries with great memories, great friends and a wonderful sense of the varied nature of library work, including the interconnectedness of libraries large and small. She is looking forward to spending time with family and friends, to travel, and to devoting more time to her community interests.