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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Judy Lam is the Manager of Commercial Districts and Small Business within Economic Development at the City of Hamilton. Judy joined the City in 2012 where she leads her team focussed on the revitalization and development of properties within Hamilton’s six downtowns, commercial corridors, and 13 Business Improvement Areas throughout the whole city. Through innovative programs that include financial incentives and marketing programs and the award-winning ERASE brownfields programs, downtown Hamilton is seeing tremendous growth in multi-residential construction projects as well as the expansion of many new businesses in downtown Hamilton. Judy also oversees the Hamilton Business Centre which provides information and tools that entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses.
Judy has over 25 years of diverse experience that span both the public (provincial and municipal) and private sectors that includes small and medium-sized business lending, leasing, commercial banking and infrastructure financing. Just prior to joining the City, Judy came from Infrastructure Ontario where she provided billions of dollars in financing for various infrastructure and affordable housing projects.
Judy holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degrees from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. and is also a Certified Public Accountant of Ontario (CPA).