Moira Green took her oath of office as Taylor’s new chief administrative officer this week.
Green started work March 31 and was sworn in by council on April 6.
“There’s a lot to absorb in the first few days,” Green said. “I’m really happy to be here.”
Green replaces Andrew Young, who stepped down last October to take on the role of CAO for Invermere.
Green brings a wealth of municipal experience to the district, having worked for the City of Fort St John since 2014, first as an economic development officer before taking on roles as the director of strategic services and later as general manager of community services.
Among her biggest tasks will be to implement council’s recently completed core services review, looking at the future of the district’s water, sewer, roads and community services: “How we’re going to add value to living in Taylor, how we’re going to meet the strategic objectives that the District of Taylor has around maintaining its small town feel and family-centred attitude,” Green said.
And that will suit Green’s background in economic development well as she works with council to grow the community, whether it’s the Jarvis Crescent subdivision, building up the district’s highway commercial core, as well as local careers.
“One of the things I like about the team here is they are highly professional, very dedicated, many of them are committed to the community and they are also young,” Green said. “It’s a great opportunity to build a team and to develop people internally so that they can stay in their home community and work their whole career here.”
Green admires the beauty of the Peace River valley and said the district has done well to build up its recreation offerings, not just for the community but for the whole region too.
“There are some great community assets here, the golf course being one, but Peace Island Park is spectacular,” Green said.
Green said she’s still working her way through conversations with her new council and the community, and is excited for the work ahead.
“I’m looking forward to getting started on some community economic development and working with our local businesses,” she said.
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