News

Murray to head Fraser Valley Regional District

The Abbotsford Board of Education’s former secretary-treasurer has been hired as the new chief administrative officer of the Fraser Valley Regional District.

George Murray’s appointment comes into effect on Feb. 1, 2012.

The FVRD’s current CAO Gerald Kingston announced his retirement from a career in public service that spanned 33 years, and three adaptations of what is currently known as the Fraser Valley Regional District. He was CAO for the past 11 years.

“Gerry leaves behind a legacy of tireless dedication and commitment to this region. His tremendous efforts will not be forgotten,” said Patricia Ross, the Chair of the FVRD and an Abbotsford councillor, in a press release.

She added that Murray was chosen from a number of highly qualified candidates from across Canada.

“We are thrilled that the position attracted such a high degree of extremely qualified candidates,” she said. “George has done an outstanding job for the FVRD in his current position and we are confident he will continue to excel in his new leadership role.”

Murray is currently the FVRD’s general manager of regional and corporate services. He brings to his new position 28 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, including eight and a half years of working as the secretary treasurer with the Abbotsford School District. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years in a leadership capacity for the municipalities of Whistler and Chilliwack.

Ross said Murray’s diverse background and extensive involvement in local government issues equips him with an in-depth understanding of the distinct needs of regional and municipal levels of government, and she said he has a proven track record of success.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Thousands turn out for 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Show
 
Christmas Artisan Market boasts many unique items
 
Privacy office upholds withheld legal costs
Arrests of pipeline protesters in Burnaby signal start of long battle
 
Operation Red Nose ready to hit the road for another season
 
Surrey RCMP seek help finding Halloween hit-and-run driver
Vancouver-area man victim of hit and run in Mission
 
Cloverdale Chamber calls off vote to join Vancouver Board of Trade
 
Rare pinto deer shot and killed

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.