The District of Summerland has named Graham Statt as its new chief administrative officer.
Statt comes to the Okanagan from Alberta, where he has served in government roles for the last 20 years. His most recent position was as incident commander for Alberta’s Emergency Operations Centre in its fight against COVID-19.
“One of council’s most important responsibilities is to select a suitable CAO for our community,” Summerland Mayor Toni Boot said in a press release, “and we believe that Graham will make an excellent addition to Summerland.
“We look forward to working with Graham and are confident he has the leadership and skills to continue advancing Summerland and achieving council’s strategic priorities.”
Statt has worked for Alberta’s Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation, and the Ministry of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology as well as a master’s degree in anthropology with interdisciplinary focus in the Faculty of Law, focusing on aboriginal law.
“My wife and I are looking forward to moving to Summerland,” Statt said. “I am excited to work with staff and council, and to use my knowledge and leadership skills to accomplish great things together.”
His first day on the job will be Jan. 4.
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