City of Fernie, BC Appoints New CAO - Jim Hendricks

FERNIE, BC – Mayor Giuliano and the Council of the City of Fernie are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Hendricks as the new Chief Administrative Officer. Hendricks has been the Acting CAO since August of 2012.

“The financial experience that Jim Hendricks brings to his new role as CAO will be invaluable in ensuring that Council’s objectives will be carried out with fiscal awareness in mind,” said Mayor Giuliano. “During his time with the City Mr. Hendricks has proven to be an effective and dedicated manager and I’m confident in his ability to work with Council, City staff and our great community to help make Fernie an even better place to live, work and play.”

Jim Hendricks began working with the City of Fernie in 2001 as Deputy Treasurer and was later promoted to Director of Finance and Computer Services in 2003. Prior to entering local government Hendricks was employed in industry having working in various finance roles in both the mining and oil and gas sectors.

“I would like to thank Council and City staff for their support over the last few months,” says Hendricks. “I feel fortunate to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to playing a part in helping to shape Fernie’s future as its CAO.”

Administration will begin the recruitment process to replace Hendricks as the Director of Finance and Computer Services over the next few months.