Changing chairs in city hall
It’s musical chairs time again at Kamloops city hall.
When current director of community and corporate affairs Len Hrycan retires on Oct. 4, director of public works and utilities David Duckworth will step into the role.
A job posting for Duckworth’s current position will then be posted.
In addition to dealing with Kamloops Fire Rescue and bylaw services, Duckworth will also take over the city’s IT division, currently under the direction of the finance department.
Duckworth’s new department will also get a slight name change, becoming Corporate Services and Community Safety.
In a release, city CAO David Trawin said the move will allow the finance department to be more focused on its main duties, “allowing the City to become more accountable and more efficient in its purchasing as well as capital expenditures.”
Duckworth will take over Hrycan’s position on Oct. 8,
though the full restructuring of his department is expected to take about two months.
It's the second time in 2012 a city manager's position has been left vacant after an internal shuffle. Earlier this year, the city went looking for a new director of development services, after Trawin was promoted to replace outgoing CAO Randy Diehl.