Mike Squire is new director of operations for City of Parksville

He will retain his duties with both the Arrowsmith and Englishman River water services

  • Jan. 6, 2015 8:00 p.m.

The City of Parksville has announced the appointment of Mike Squire to the position of Director of Operations. The Director of Operations reports to Chief Administrative Officer Fred Manson and is a key member of the senior management team, according to a news release from the city.

Squire has spent his career in municipal operations and the city said he has a solid knowledge and understanding of how departments work together for the city to be successful. He has 10 years experience with the city — he was hired in 2004 as Manager of Utilities and has held positions in public works since that time.

Squire was appointed program manager for the Arrowsmith Water Service and Englishman River Water Service in April 2011 and has been acting director of operations since the retirement of Al Metcalf in early November.  The city said Squire will continue with his responsibilities with AWS and ERWS and the city said he looks forward to funding approval from the provincial and federal governments for the ERWS project.

“This change comes about as a result of the retirement of Al Metcalf who was appointed to this position in 2012,” said Manson. “We wish Al the very best in his retirement and congratulate Mike on his appointment.”

— NEWS Staff/City of Parksville

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