Pitt Meadows News: Pitt Meadows CAO Mark Roberts One Year On The Job

By on January 31, 2017
Mark Roberts.


PITT MEADOWS, BC – After a thorough recruitment process involving over 48 local

and national candidates, Council unanimously approved the recommendation of the

Council recruitment and selection committee to offer the position of Chief

Administrative Officer (CAO) to Pitt Meadows’ Director of Finance Mark Roberts.

Roberts has been acting CAO since last December when former CAO Kim Grout left

to head up the Agricultural Land Commission.

Roberts has worked with the City since 2013 as the Director of Finance and Facilities,

after 14 years with the City of Port Moody as Manager, Financial Services. He has been

credited with numerous enhancements to city’s budgeting and reporting systems as well

as engagement initiatives. An engaged resident himself, he has been actively involved in

his hometown of Anmore, serving on both the Planning Council and Finance

“Mark certainly is well versed in Council’s priorities of fiscal management and

business/strategic planning,” said Mayor John Becker.

“He has a successful track record for financial and change management and a reputation

for achieving results. Council looks forward to working with Mark to ensure that we

have strong open relationships with all of the city’s stakeholders and we continue to

promote organizational transparency and Council’s strategic objectives.”

As Council’s key employee, the position was critical to fill with the right person quickly.

Heading into 2016, Council, CAO and staff are moving forward on many key initiatives

including the Parks and Recreation transition plan, community development, and

addressing transportation pressures that the growing community is facing.

“I am delighted to fill this role at this exciting time in Pitt Meadows,” said Roberts.

“With so many issues facing the community and new beginnings on the horizon I am

looking forward to playing a role in growing Pitt Meadows’ future.”

The City will now be undertaking a recruitment process to find a replacement Director

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