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Hendricks appointed Fernie’s new CAO
After serving as the Acting Chief Administrative Officer since August of 2012, the City of Fernie made it official this morning, naming Jim Hendricks their new CAO.
Hendricks joined City staff in 2001 as Deputy Treasurer, and was promoted to Director of Finance and Computer Services in 2003. Before entering local government, Hendricks held several different finance-related roles in the mining and oil and gas service sectors.
“I would like to thank council and City staff for their support over the last few months,” commented Hendricks. “I feel fortunate to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to playing a part in helping to shape Fernie’s future as its CAO.”
Mayor Mary Giuliano and council were happy to announce Hendrick’s appointment.
“The financial experience that Jim Hendricks brings to his new role as CAO will be invaluable in ensuring that council’s objectives will be carried out with fiscal awareness in mind,” said Giuliano. “During his time with the City, Mr. Hendricks has proven to be an effective and dedicated manager, and I’m confident in his ability to work with council, City staff, and our great community to help make Fernie an even better place to live, work, and play.”
City staff will now begin a recruitment process to replace Hendricks as the Director of Finance and Computer Services.