Media Release: Alan Harris joins the Town of Smithers as new CAO

For Immediate Release   
July 10, 2019
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The Town of Smithers is pleased to announce Mr. Alan Harris as its new Chief Administrative Officer.

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Mr. Harris is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Victoria.

“Council and I are very pleased with the experience and skills Mr. Harris brings to the position,” said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. “We look forward to welcoming him to our community and working with him to realize the vision outlined in our strategic plan.”

Mr. Harris is coming to Smithers from the City of Beaumont, Alberta, where for the past seven years he has been the General Manager, Corporate Services. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years in municipal government in B.C., including serving as Chief Financial Officer for North Okanagan Regional District, and as CFO and later CAO/Corporate Officer at the District of Sicamous.

“I am very excited and honored for this opportunity to work with the Mayor, Council, Staff and the Community in helping Smithers achieve its strategic vision. Both my spouse and I are looking forward to enjoying all the treasures that the community has to offer.”

Mr. Harris will begin his employment with the Town in mid-August.

Contact:
Taylor Bachrach: 250-847-1600

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#2019-05 Media Release: Alan Harris joins the Town of Smithers as new CAO