City promotes Dawn Levesque to Corporate Services Executive

Dawn Levesque
Dawn Levesque

The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce the promotion of Dawn Levesque to Corporate Services Executive. This promotion will support the City’s ongoing restructuring objectives, Chief Adminstrative Officer Tim Palmer said in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, July 3.

With 15 years of local government experience, Dawn has been in positions in both the Finance Department and the Planning Department before joining the Corporate Administration Department in 2009. Since then she has been responsible for increasing efficiency in the department as well as successfully transforming the records management of the City. Dawn is currently enrolled in the Local Government Administration program at Capilano University and will be a graduate of the program this fall.

Palmer said the City is committed to providing effective service levels as well as communications to create the open and transparent governance that citizens are now demanding. In its 2014 – 2015 objectives City Council determined to continue weighing the expectations and needs of all residents, businesses, and visitors in oeder to establish service levels that are in harmony with fiscal priorities and limitations.

The promotion is also part of the City’s efforts to encourage advancement from within the current work force. In this new position Dawn will be tasked with enhancing corporate services such as policy review, contract management and support to Mayor and Council as well as providing direction for corporate

“Dawn has shown initiative to lead in the City’s quest to improve corporate efficiency as well expand the effectiveness of public engagement and communications,” Palmer said in the statement.

For her part, Dawn said she is “sincerely pleased to be a part of the management team” and looks forward to the challenge of enhancing corporate services and communications.

“The opportunities for growth have been built by the innovative restructuring of City Hall departments and I am confident that the changes will benefit the community positively,” she said.

Last year the City of Revelstoke undertook an organizational restructure that resulted in significant changes within the administration, development services and engineering departments. City Hall has seen an overall reduction of staff positions. This position fills a void in corporate administration that was a result of the restructuring.