June 1, 2020

Cranbrook, BC (June 1, 2020) – The City of Cranbrook’s Chief Administrative Officer, David Kim has resigned to start a new chapter of his career while being closer to his family and friends.

The CAO is the sole contract position in the City that is recruited by and reports directly to the Mayor and members of City Council. 

During his time with the municipality, David was instrumental in strengthening the customer service focus of the organization, while fostering local economic growth, creating solutions around infrastructure and improving City operations to enhance the quality of life of those who live, invest and do business here.

Summing up David’s work, the Mayor had this to say:

“David was an innovative thinker in improving our infrastructure and simplifying our development approval process. His engineering background was a huge asset to our organization”

Joining the City in March 2016, David brought with him over 20 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, such as working with the City of Calgary in various professional & leadership fields including managing the Urban Development Department and a few years with R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited, as a Vice President of Land Development.

Mayor Pratt, Council and the City of Cranbrook thank David for his valuable contributions to the City and wish him the very best in his future plans.

Ron Fraser will continue as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer during this time of transition to ensure City services and work plans move ahead without interruption. The City will begin the recruitment process for a new CAO in the coming weeks.

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