Frank Miele has held senior leadership positions in six municipalities over his 35-year professional career: former Commissioner of Development for the Cities of Niagara Falls, Scarborough, Vaughan and City Manager for three small rural towns. Among his many accomplishments in municipal development and administration, Frank has been an active voice on several inter-municipal boards and associations. He has been recognized, among others, by the Economic Developers’ Council of Ontario with the prestigious Economic Development Achievement Award and two Presidents Awards for his valuable service to the Council and the Profession, the International Economic Developers’ Council for his outstanding long–term contributions toward enhancing the educational advancement of the economic development practitioner, the President of the Ontario Municipal Management Institute and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Frank is also a credentialed municipal manager through the Ontario Municipal Management Institute and holds an undergraduate degree in Urban & Regional Planning with a minor in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Local Economic Development, both from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Frank is also the author of Local Economic Development: An Introspective on Theory and Practice (2019) and publisher and editor of the Economic Development Journal of Canada (www.ecdevjournal.com).