Regina’s top bureaucrat has announced his retirement.
City manager Glen Davies’ last day in his current position will be Nov. 2, 2015, having served in that capacity since 2006.
“Over time we have dramatically changed how we operate to improve customer service and find efficiencies. But it’s time to move on,” he said in a statement.
“Major projects are on time and on budget, big issues like the Pension are on the way to resolution. I leave the city in a better place and in good hands.”
Davies helped oversee things like the new Mosaic Stadium and the sewage treatment plant. He’s happy with the way he’s leaving the city in its current financial situation, calling it more stable and sustainable than when he first arrived.
He said he’s most proud of his staff.
“He’s a great leader, a great administrator,” expressed Mayor Michael Fougere.
The impact of Davies’ departure will definitely be felt, Fougere continued, but he’s confident the city will be able to attract top candidates. A national search will be conducted to find Davies’ replacement, although Fougere outlined how they look both internally and externally. The ultimate decision will rest with city council.
Davies said that he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family in Ontario, and even hinted at having another position lined up, that he hopes can materialize in the coming weeks. He said that might entail a combination of both the public and private sectors.
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