News today of a reorganization of some departments at city hall. With the recent news that Felix Seiler will be leaving the city there was an opportunity to make some changes in the way the different city departments are laid out. The city manager has the authority to structure the organization as he sees fit to best address the priorities that council sets out. Previously there were 4 directors; Public Works, Protective Services, Community Services & Corporate Services.
In terms of personnel, I like the changes City Manager Scerbak has made, both Janette and Jane have had important leadership rolls with the city over the years and it's great to see that both will be taking on the added responsibility that these new director rolls will come with. I'm interested to see exactly what functions will now fall under the Intergovernmental Services director.
Congratulations Jane & Janette!
March 24, 2010
City Appoints Two New Directors
The City of Grande Prairie has filled its Community Services Director role and a corporate reorganization will result in a new service area being created.
Arenas General Manager Jane Cada-Sharp was the successful candidate in the search to replace Felix Seiler as Community Services Director. Seiler becomes the PACRIM Hospitality Area Manager on April 19.
“I am very excited about taking on the Community Services Director position,” says Cada-Sharp. The staff in this department are certainly up to any and all challenges and I look forward to meeting those head on with them.”
Cada-Sharp became the Arenas General Manager seven years ago. She assumed the general manager position at the Crystal Centre in 1999 after joining the facility in 1994 as Events and Marketing Manager. Cada-Sharp signed on with the City in 1991 after previous positions in marketing and promotions at Grande Prairie Regional College and in the broadcasting industry.
Also effective mid-April, Legislative Services Manager Janette Ferguson will lead the newly created Intergovernmental Services area which evolved in a re-organization. “This new service area will take in Legislative Services and other departments to help us better serve Council and the organization as a whole bolstering our ability work with regional municipalities and other levels of government,” says City Manager Greg Scerbak. “I congratulate both Jane and Janette on their new responsibilities and look forward to working more closely with them. They have both devoted long service to this City.”
Ferguson has served the City for nearly 32 years, the last 21 as Legislative Services Manager. She was Assistant City Clerk for 10 years. She joined the City as Secretary to the City Manager.
.“It’s exciting to take on a new role and help the municipality move forward,” Ferguson says. “I look forward to the opportunities this position creates for our organization.”
Scerbak says details on the composition of Intergovernmental Services and other organizational changes will be announced next week.
Media enquiries may be directed to:
Incoming Community Services Director
Municipal and Intergovernmental Services Director