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Todd Fleet, Paul Sayers land jobs with city

They've both been hired by FutureSSM to implement recommendations of the local community adjustment committee
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Todd Fleet, curator of Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, speaks at a federal funding announcement on June 27, 2018. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Todd Fleet has stepped down as curator of Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre to accept a new post as arts and culture coordinator with the city's FutureSSM community development initiative.

Fleet's appointment was announced internally last week by the city's human resources department.

An appreciation event was held at the Bushplane Museum the week before.

A muralist whose artwork can be seen on the museum's interior walls, Fleet had been curator since February 2005 and recently helped secure $1.2 million in funding for major renovations.

The Bushplane Museum today started a social media ad campaign seeking Fleet's replacement.

Also hired by FutureSSM is Paul Sayers from Garden River, who's been working since 2015 as a recruitment specialist at University of Saskatchewan.

Sayers will be FutureSSM's labour force development coordinator.

His work has previously been recognized with a CIBC Achiever's Award and a Canadian Electricity Association Sustainable Electricity Social Responsibilty Award.

Travis Anderson, a former environmental health and safety officer at Tenaris, started work in June as FutureSSM's project manager.

Katie Elliott, who has worked in a variety of communications, public policy and project management roles for employers including Sault College, Algoma University, NORDIK Institute and Natural Resources Canada, was hired last month as FutureSSM's communications coordinator.

Last week, FutureSSM posted a social equity coordinator position.

Funded in part with $445,000 previously allocated to the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp., FutureSSM's five new positions are intended to implement the local community adjustment committee's plan to diversify the Sault beyond steel production.