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Posted on: July 23, 2019

City of Williams Lake Hires New Director of Community Services


City of Williams Lake 

For Immediate Release
July 23, 2019 

City of Williams Lake Hires New Director of Community Services

The City of Williams Lake is pleased to announce the hiring of Ian James as the City’s Director of Community Services. 

Ian brings with him over 15 years of senior management experience directing recreation facilities and programs, along with sports and leisure services from a variety of settings, including municipal, private and post-secondary. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, a diploma in Recreation Facility Management, and Master Fitness Trainer certification. 

A former three-time Olympian and NCAA All American in Track and Field with a passion and commitment to performance excellence in recreation, sports and fitness, Ian is "very excited to be a contributing member of the City of Williams Lake’s leadership team working with stakeholders and community groups to enhance, promote and encourage active living and quality of life." 

"We are extremely fortunate to be adding someone of Ian’s caliber to the City’s management team," states Mayor Walt Cobb. "We are looking forward to continued improvements and quality programming at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, and are confident that Ian’s broad range of experience will enhance the delivery of services in response to an ever-increasing demand." 

Ian will be joining the City on Monday, August 12, 2019. 


Media contact:
Kim Dressler, Executive Assistant 

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