Mission hires new deputy CAO

Barclay Pitkethly named deputy CAO, Jennifer Russell takes role as corporate officer

Barclay Pitkethly has been hired to be Mission’s new deputy chief administrative officer. / Submitted Photo

The District of Mission has announced that Barclay Pitkethly will be joining the municipality as deputy chief administrative officer and Jennifer Russell, manager of corporate administration, will assume the role of corporate officer.

Currently the director of regional programs with the Fraser Valley Regional District, Pitkethly brings a wealth of experience and established relationships to the role. Previous to his current position he was the deputy director of development services in Mission.

Mission’s chief administrative officer Mike Younie said, “Barclay is a well-respected professional and will be able to move into this role very quickly. We’re looking forward to Barclay joining our team”.

“Spending seven years of my career in Mission helps in understanding the community and its strength and challenges,” said Pitkethly. “Mission has some of the most knowledgeable, passionate and engaged business leaders, community catalysts, and citizens I have seen throughout 17 plus years in local government; I am very excited about a return to Mission…”

Russell is taking on the role of corporate officer for the municipality. She has been functioning as the deputy corporate officer for some time and formalizing her role recognizes her legislative expertise and exhaustive training.

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