After working for the city of Williams Lake as its chief financial officer for one year, William Wallace has departed.
This week the City of Revelstoke said in a statement that Wallace has been hired to work as its CAO, beginning in November.
Mayor Walt Cobb said Thursday he could not comment on Wallace’s departure because it was a human resources issue, but did say the news of his leaving came as a surprise to him and other members of council while they were attending the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Vancouver at the end of September.
The city’s chief administrative officer Milo MacDonald said the CFO position has been advertised and already the city has received some promising active inquiries for an interim replacement to manage financial affairs while the city is seeking a full-time replacement.
MacDonald has been in the position of CAO since the beginning of September after leaving the RCMP where he most recently was the Inspector at the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment.
“I’m really enjoying being a part of all of the productive and positive things that are happening in this community,” MacDonald said of his new job. “It’s been a real pleasure to have involvement in so many of these things that are advancing.”
He pointed to his role in the sale of the former Cariboo Lodge as an example.
“The prospects that it will become an important piece of development in our town is really positive and there’s lots of opportunity right now so it’s been enjoyable.”