Duties and functions

Council will vote on new city manager at Monday’s meeting

Prince Albert City Council plans to vote for two new staff members at Monday’s meeting.

City manager and city clerk are two out of three jobs that are hired directly by the city council. Mayor Greg Dionne had previously met with Terri Mercier and Sherry Person to discuss their interest in the pivotal roles and spoke with other council members before giving his recommendation.

If approved, they will be appointed to their new positions for an 18-month term beginning May 1.

Sherry Person was named interim city manager on March 2, when former city manager Jim Toye retired after 33 years of service. A report included in Monday’s meeting agenda said Person had “proven that she was capable of taking on the role of administrative head of the city” since taking on her new role.

Person has been employed with the City of Prince Albert since 1994. For the past eight years, she has served as City Clerk overseeing the City’s legislative, privacy, governance and electoral responsibilities. After the 18-month contract, the person will have to establish their permanent residence in the city of Prince Albert.

Terri Mercier assumed the role of City Clerk after Sherry Person was named Acting City Manager. Prior to March 2, Mercier occasionally played the role as needed.

She has been with the City of Prince Albert for 25 years and in 2014 took on the role of Corporate Legislative Director, which has led her to gain in-depth knowledge of legislative processes, organization and project management.

Person and Mercier will be given all the powers, duties, responsibilities and functions of their new positions if approved by the Board on April 25.

The nominations are just two of 22 administration and committee reports that will be debated at Monday’s meeting. The Council will also debate three motions on the implementation of Calls 43, 57 and 88 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at the town hall.

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