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Posted: October 27, 2020

City welcomes Director of Corporate Administration

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that Jeff McConnell has been appointed to the position of Corporate Officer and Director of Corporate Administration.

Mr. McConnell will be joining the city from Virden, Manitoba, where he has practiced law for more than 25 years, and brings 20 years of municipal experience, both at the council level and in the governance realm as a former director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

“I’m very excited to join the strong management team for the City of Fernie,” said McConnell. “I look forward to living in this beautiful place with its great quality of life, not just in recreation but with incredible commitment to heritage, arts, and culture.”

Chief Administrative Officer Michael Boronowski said, “We were impressed with Jeff’s depth of knowledge and experience in local government, and with his obvious dedication to organizational and community development. His action-oriented approach to collaboration and functional expertise in governance will be immediate assets to the organization.”

McConnell has been recognized by the FCM for contributions to building resilient communities, and was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the community.

McConnell will be joining the city in his new roles on November 23.

City of Fernie

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