On The Move – Some City Staff Shift to 1st Avenue
Prince George, B.C. – The dissolution of Initiatives Prince George has meant a shift in locations for some City Staff.
Economic Development will now be an “in house” department at City Hall, but some juggling had to be done to find room for them.
Manager of Community Services, Rob Whitwham and 8 staff who work in that department, have moved out of City Hall and into the space that used to be occupied by Initiatives Prince George on First Avenue.
General Manager of Planning and Development, Ian Wells says there just wasn’t enough room at City Hall for the four who will form the economic development team operating out of City Hall and the current staff numbers already at City Hall. So, it made sense to move Community Services over to the IPG space, to make better use of that space, and create some extra room at City Hall.
Moving Community Services to the former home of IPG is a better alignment says Wells, as Tourism Prince George is on the main floor of that building “Community services takes bookings for parks, arenas and plans events in the City” says Wells. The department also manages all the arenas and pools as well as working with groups such as minor hockey.
The move took place earlier this week.