City of Nanaimo hires new chief sustainability officer

NANAIMO – The city has announced hiring of chief sustainability officer Kim Fowler.

Nanaimo has a new chief sustainability officer.

The City of Nanaimo has announced it’s hired a chief sustainability officer, Kim Fowler, who’ll begin work this December.

The move is considered part of an organizational restructuring launched last June and which has seen the city create positions of a chief financial officer and chief operations officer. A city press release said this position involves working closely with directors in the development of departmental business plans and in the monitoring and evaluating of programs and projects  aimed at enhancing “operational effectiveness and achieving operational efficiencies.”

“This position was created as part of the implementation of the core services review,”  said Tracy Samra, CAO, in the release. “I believe someone of Kim’s calibre and breadth of experience in the municipal sector will benefit the city.”

The release says Fowler has previously held positions with the City of Victoria, City of Port Coquitlam and City of Red Deer, Alta and is an  adjunct professor at Vancouver Island University’s new master’s degree in planning program.