Johnny Nielsen

Director, Facilities & Operations


Johnny Nielsen is the Director of Facilities and Operations at the Edmonton Public Library. He oversees the facilities management team, facility operations, and occupational health and safety while leading the design and development of new branches and all capital project construction at EPL.

Johnny is passionate about public interactive facilities with a keen interest in environmental stewardship and green building design. He has been nominated for the Mayor's Environmental Achievement Award and Communities in Bloom award and is continually looking to improve EPL facilities' best practices. He is uniquely qualified with Real Property Administrator (RPA), Facility Management Administrator (FMA) designations, a Certificate of Facility Management (FMC), a Stationary Engineering Qualification (PE) and an Interprovincial Trades Qualification (CofQ), having over 20 years of experience in facilities and property management.

Johnny also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Facility Management Association North (IFMA-NAC). IFMA is a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to serving the facility management profession. In his free time, he travels, builds and plays guitar, sometimes trying to golf.