The acting city manager for Campbell River will take the job permanently, starting Monday.
Elle Brovold filled in as the Acting City Manager for the past two months following the retirement of the previous manager, Deborah Sargent.
Campbell River’s Mayor Kermit Dahl says he and the Council are happy to see her take the role.
“After working with Elle for many years when I was a City Councillor, and seeing her embrace and step up as Acting City Manager in recent months, Council and I are thrilled to announce that she has agreed and is excited to take on the position on a permanent basis,” says Dahl.
“We have every confidence in her abilities and are eager to see the City develop under her guidance and with her fresh perspective.”
The city manager advises Mayor and Council, but is also responsible to Council for running city staff efficiently and in line with their strategic direction.
Brovold says she’s fortunate to have lived and worked in the community.
“It has always been a privilege to work for the City and be actively engaged in the community’s development and well-being, and that is certainly true as I step into the City Manager role,” said Brovold.
“With a new Council and their strategic vision for the community, and an incredible staff team alongside me, I am excited to be looking ahead at the future of Campbell River and all the possibilities in front of us.”
This comes ahead of their expected release of a new four-year plan that will guide the city through the rest of this electoral term.