City council formally appointed William Wallace as the city’s new chief financial officer during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Wallace moved to the lakecity from Houston, B.C. where he was working for the district the last two years.
“William has a very strong background in the public sector and a very strong proactive side from the business sector,” said Coun. Scott Nelson as he welcomed Wallace. “I look forward to working with you through the next few years.”
A chartered and certified public accountant, Wallace worked as the CFO for Columbia Basin Trust and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA, two positions he likened to the one he now holds at the city.
Aside from working, Wallace likes to run, bike, curl, play soccer and nordic ski.
“I just recently became a director at the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club,” he said.
He also loves to sing and has joined Quintent Plus.
“I like to get involved in things the community offers,” Wallace said, adding he certainly had some practice in Houston doing that. “When I got here I decided I wasn’t going to hang around waiting and thought if something came along that grabbed my attention I’d sign up.”
Born in Australia, he grew up in Australia, Scotland and Canada.
His family moved around often because his father was a doctor and medical researcher.
Wallace began working with the city on Sept. 14.