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Department Directory

Chief Administrative Officer

Responsibility: All City operations

Shawn Boven, AScT
Chief Administrative Officer
(250) 378-8613


Financial Administration

Responsibility: Revenues and expenditures, including budgeting and payroll

Sheila Thiessen, CPA, CMA
Director of Finance & IT

(250) 378-8612


Economic Development

Responsibility: Tourism and marketing; business attraction, retention, and expansion programs; industrial land development; economic sector development; city centre revitalization; and long-term economic development strategies.

Will George,
Economic Development & Tourism Manager
(250) 378-8619


Corporate Services

Responsibility: Freedom of Information, Bylaw Services, Human Resources,  Meeting Preparation, Records Management, Administering of Oaths and Affidavits, Legislative Research, Bylaw Preparation, Policy Development, Recommendations to Council, Media Relations, Chief Election Officer, Emergency Public Information Officer, and Coordinates preparation of Legal Documents.

Melisa Miles, Director of Corporate Services
(250) 378-8634
Carole Fraser, Deputy Clerk/Human Resources Manager
(250) 378-8614

Elizabeth Bigg, Bylaw Services Officer
(250) 378-8628


Public Works Operations

Responsibility: Maintenance of the City's infrastructure which include Parks, Community Water System, Sanitary Sewer System, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Street Signs and Roads, Solid Waste Collection & Disposal, Cemetery, Environmental Services, Engineering and Development Review.

Sasha J. Bird 
Director of Engineering & Development

(250) 378-8626


Fire and Rescue

Responsibility: All Fire and Rescue Department Operations, Emergency Response and Planning, Firefighter Recruitment and Retention, Firefighter Training, Fire Prevention, Inspection and Code Enforcement.

Dave Tomkinson, Fire Chief
(250) 378-5626

Parks & Recreation and The Civic Centre

Responsibility: City Parks, recreational facilities and programming; maintenance and coordination of Civic Centre and Convention Centre facilities and events.

Vacant, Director of Recreation and Facilities

(250) 378-4224


Planning and Development Services

Responsibility: Development permit and development variance permit applications, as well as rezoning and Official Community Plan Amendment applications, temporary use permit applications, Agricultural Land Reserve applications, and strata-title conversions

Mark Brodrick
Planning & Development Services Manager


Alan Palmgren, RBO, Building & Safety Inspection Services
(250) 378-8622


General Information Address

City of Merritt
Box 189
2185 Voght Street
Merritt, B.C.
V1K 1B8
(250) 378-4224
Fax: (250) 378-2600
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm