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Department Directory

Chief Administrative Officer

Responsibility: All City operations

Scott Hildebrand
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, Communications and Tourism 

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

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

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.

Charlie Henderson
(250) 378-4278



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

Recreation and Facilities

Responsibility: Operating the MCC, NVAC and NVMA.  Facilitating the use of outdoor recreation facilities including baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, the multi-use sports box and the Claybanks RV Park.  Maintaining city-owned facilities including Merritt City Hall.  Providing recreation and leisure programs and services.  Coordinating special events.

Sky McKeown, Manager of
Recreation & Facilities
(250) 378-8618
(250) 378-4224

Shawn Worrin,
Maintenance Supervisor

(250) 315-1050

Claybanks RV Park
Marlene & Ted Finnigan
Campground Operators

PO Box 2676, 1302 Voght Street
Merritt BC  V1K 1B8
(250) 378-6441 Phone

Merritt Civic Centre (MCC)
PO Box 189, 1950 Mamette Avenue
Merritt BC  V1K 1B8
(250) 315-1050 Phone
(250) 378-4205 Fax

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre (NVAC)
PO Box 189, 2040 Mamette Avenue
Merritt BC  V1K 1B8
(250) 378-6662 Phone
(250) 378-3504 Fax

Laura Chivers,
Aquatic Supervisor

(250) 378-6662 x301 Phone

Dave Zakall, Arena & Municipal Facilities Manager
Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (NVMA)
PO Box 189, 2075 Mamette Avenue
Merritt BC  V1K 1B8
(250) 378-4832 Phone
(250) 378-6000 Fax


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

Don McArthur
Director of Engineering & Development 


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