Lucas Pitts Castlegar’s New Director of Public Works & Development Services

The change to the Director positions are effective immediately.

Lucas Pitts.

Lucas Pitts. — Photo courtesy Linkedin profile/Lucas Pitts

Earlier this spring, the City of Castlegar announced that Lucas Pitts, P.Eng. the current Director of Public Works has been appointed to take over both the Director Public Works and Director of Development Services positions. This change comes as the City prepares for the retirement of the current Director of Development Services, Phil Markin, who has over 30 years of exemplary service with the City.

By amalgamating the Director positions, the ongoing savings will allow the City to hire a much needed full-time Journeyman Mechanic and a part time Public Works office assistant, both positions are within the union.

“By bringing Public Works and Development Services together under common leadership it makes the best use of resources and aligns our long term planning with our capital projects and operations” said CAO Chris Barlow.

The change to the Director positions is effective immediately, and the new mechanic and assistant positions will be posted soon.

“The great staff we have throughout the whole organization makes this kind of restructure possible,” said Mayor Lawrence Chernoff. “To be able to combine roles, be more efficient and add more staff to key areas without increasing costs to the tax payer is a major positive.” 

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