City of Kamloops Announces Departure of David Duckworth

Release date: 
January 30, 2018

Kamloops, BC – The City of Kamloops announced today that David Duckworth, Corporate Services and Community Safety Director, will be leaving the organization effective March 5, 2018, to serve as General Manager of Utilities and Environmental Protection with the City of Calgary.
 
“David is highly regarded and has been a tremendous asset to our organization,” said David Trawin, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer. “We wish him and his family all the best in Calgary. I am confident their community will benefit from his valued leadership.”

Mr. Duckworth has been with the City of Kamloops for over 14 years, coming from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen in fall 2003. He has held two key portfolios in that time, first serving as the Public Works and Sustainability Director. For the past five years, he has led the Corporate Services and Community Safety Department, which includes Kamloops Fire Rescue, Community Safety and Enforcement, RCMP Support, Legislative Services, and Information Technology.

During Mr. Duckworth’s tenure with the City, his leadership resulted in many key service improvements, including initiating curbside recycling and standard garbage containers, implementing water meters, and conducting efficiency reviews of Kamloops Fire Rescue and Community Safety and Enforcement.  
 
“The City of Kamloops has high-quality staff,” said Mayor Ken Christian. “Mr. Duckworth’s move is Calgary’s gain and is a testament to the top-notch senior management we have in our organization.”

Before beginning the search for a new director, the City will conduct a review of the position and the corporate structure to determine the needs of the corporation.

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Media Contact:
David Trawin, CAO
City of Kamloops
250-828-3498
Dtrawin@kamloops.ca