The City of Kamloops will lose one of its top administrators when David Duckworth leaves for a new job in Calgary.
The corporate services and community safety director will be leave 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 CAO David Trawin. “We wish him and his family all the best in Calgary. I am confident their community will benefit from his valued leadership.”
Duckworth has been at City Hall for more than 14 years, coming from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen in the fall of 2003. He first served 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 Duckworth’s tenure with the City, he has been involved in initiating curbside recycling and standard garbage containers, implementing water meters, and conducting efficiency reviews of Kamloops Fire Rescue and Community Safety and Enforcement.
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.