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Press Release – Appointment of New Chief Administrative Officer

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2016

CITY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Dawson Creek City Council is pleased to announce that Mr. Duncan Redfearn has been appointed the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Dawson Creek effective January 1, 2017.  Council is pleased to fill this position from within the organization and has confidence that Duncan and the leadership team here at City Hall will continue to provide excellent service to the citizens of City of Dawson Creek.  Mr. Redfearn has been with the City of Dawson Creek since February, 2008 and his most recent position was the Director of Community Services.  “We are excited with this transition in our organization” says Mayor Bumstead “as we welcome our new CAO, Duncan Redfearn and wish the very best to our retiring CAO, Jim Chute.” 

Mr. Chute will be remaining with the City in a Senior Advisor role until June 30, 2018.   This will significantly help with the transfer of the City’s historical knowledge that Jim has acquired over his long career with the City.  “It has been an honour and privilege to serve Mayor and Council and the citizens of Dawson Creek for the past 37 years” says Jim Chute, “I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to do such energizing and rewarding work.”

Mr. Redfearn comments “I am extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to continuing to serve Council, the organization and the citizens in this new role.”

For more information, please contact:

City of Dawson Creek                         City of Dawson Creek

Dale Bumstead, Mayor                       Duncan Redfearn, Chief Administrative Officer

250.784.3616                                      250.784.3683

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