There is very big news that I'd like to share...
It's been a while since Dave Gourlay announced that he was going to retire. Since then city treasurer Ken Anderson has been very ably filling in as acting city manager.
After engaging consultants to help us with our search and then many meetings to conduct interviews, review references and to debate we've finally decided. Just as of this afternoon council wrapped up our search for a new city manager.
Greg Scerbak (formerly our Community Services Director) has accepted council's offer to come on board as our "only employee" and take over the title of City Manager.
Greg has been with the city since about 1996. He has a diverse background including both local government and private sector jobs and in my opinion he has a great sense of what is possible for our city. I think Greg will do an excellent job as city manager.