The District of Sparwood has a new director of planning and development. File Photo

Sparwood welcomes new director of planning and development

Schaun Goodeve will be joining the District of Sparwood in his new position

The District of Sparwood is welcoming a new member to their team. Schaun Goodeve will be joining the district as the new director of planning and development.

“We are really happy to have Schaun join the team,” said Sparwood mayor David Wilks. “The combination of his planning and economic development experience is very fitting as we continue to work towards meeting our goals and objectives within the municipality.”

Goodeve was the former manager of economic development for the City of Kimberley and brings a wide range of experience with him to this new position. Goodeve is an award winning economic developer as well as a registered professional planner. He also is the current director of the Board of Economic Developers Canada.

Through work both in Canada and internationally, Goodeve is bringing an in-depth knowledge of planning and economic development in British Columbia to the table. He also brings experience working on high profile investment projects, which will no doubt be an asset in his new position.

“Schaun is known for his ability to work collaboratively and we are confident that he will build and develop positive relationships with residents and stakeholders to continue with the strong, vibrant vision for Sparwood’s future,” Wilks said.

For his part, Goodeve said he is looking forward to making the move to work with the District of Sparwood and community stakeholders.

“There are numerous exciting projects currently underway in Sparwood that I am looking forward to working on,” Goodeve noted. “I am eager to begin reviewing planning functions at the district to ensure efficiency and clarity, as well as making certain that customer service is a top priority.”

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