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City of Trail welcomes new Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Colin McClure has been recruited as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that Colin McClure has been recruited as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Colin’s employment will start in early June 2022.

Colin, a Certified Public and Chartered Accountant, comes from a diverse background of leadership, progressive management, and financial stewardship. For the past 11 years, Colin has worked as the City of Nelson’s CFO and recently took on the dual role as Nelson’s Deputy CAO and CFO while also providing financial services, expertise and oversight to some of the smaller municipalities in the region. Prior to working in municipal government, Colin led the financial services management at Selkirk College as the Director of Finance.

“I am grateful and excited for this career opportunity,” said Colin. “Collaborating with Council, staff, and community stakeholders in a transparent manner is a key priority for this position. I look forward to building strong relationships with the team as we work on Trail’s strategic plans and goals.”

Trail City Council had originally planned to divide the CAO and CFO role after an organizational review was completed in 2021; however, upon reviewing the candidates, it was apparent that Colin’s expertise in both fields was ideal for a combined role. “The recruitment process took longer than anticipated, but we wanted to ensure a perfect fit,” said Trail Mayor, Lisa Pasin. “We are thrilled to welcome Colin and can’t wait to get him familiar with our employees and citizens. We encourage everyone to welcome Colin as he settles into our community.”