Revelstoke hires Nicole Fricot for Community Economic Development Director

Nicole will replace Alan Mason who is retiring from the position at the end of the month after a 15 year term with the City.

Nicole Fricot, new Community Economic Development Officer in Revelstoke.

Nicole Fricot, new Community Economic Development Officer in Revelstoke. — Photo: City of Revelstoke

The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Fricot, as its new Community Economic Development Officer effective February 27, 2017. Nicole will replace Alan Mason who is retiring from the position at the end of the month after a successful 15 year term of employment with the City.

Ms. Fricot lives in Revelstoke with her family and has more than 10 years’ experience in strategic planning, facilitation, project management, grant writing, research, project evaluation and communications for private and public organisations. She has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the University of Calgary and BA’s in Education and Human Geography and Women’s Studies from UBC.

Ms. Fricot has worked for several years as a business strategist and has been involved in a number of local projects and initiatives relating to economic development and diversification, business retention and expansion, community housing and communications and marketing, among others.

In commenting on her appointment, Chief Administrative Officer, Allan Chabot said: Nicole is a great fit for this position, our organisation and our community. Her education, broad range of experience, knowledge of the local community and its agencies and organisations will ensure that the City continues to benefit from leading edge community economic development facilitation, strategies and implementation that it has enjoyed under Alan Mason’s leadership.

Mayor Mark McKee, in commenting on the appointment stated: “We are very excited to welcome Nicole to the City, we consider ourselves lucky to have a candidate already vested in the economic development of the City of Revelstoke to fill the position. I have no doubt Nicole will be an asset to our organization and the residents of our community.”

Ms. Fricot, in commenting on her appointment stated: “I am thrilled to be taking on this position and have the opportunity to continue the great work that Alan Mason has been doing. I care deeply about our community and am eager to join the City of Revelstoke team in embracing the unique opportunities and specific challenges that we face as our community continues to grow.” 

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