Nicole Poirier

As Director of Civic Events & Festivals, Nicole provides strategic oversight and management direction to the Civic Events & Festivals Section within the City of Edmonton's Citizen Services Department.

The Civic Events & Festivals section functions as the main point of contact for internal and external festival and event producers and community organizations to access the appropriate civic services required for the successful production and implementation of festivals and events across the city, within the Civic Precinct and in Edmonton’s River Valley parks. This is accomplished by ensuring policies, procedures and processes are in place to deliver city services to Festival and Major Event organizers. Services are provided by a number of City Department and Branches including Police, Traffic, Transit, Fire, Parks Operations, Urban Form, Community Standards, Communications & Engagement as well as Alberta Health Services - EMS.

The Civic Events & Festivals section also support the Partnerships & Event Attraction Section in bidding to attract major national and international sport and cultural events to our city.