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Cranbrook's Director of Engineering to retire

 

After nearly seven years at the helm of the Engineering department of the City of Cranbrook, Jamie Hodge is calling it a career. Hodge, who began his tenure with the City of Cranbrook in August 2007, will be retiring as Director of Engineering in May 2014.

The implementation of a comprehensive geographical information system (GIS) and the completion of the major upgrades of the City’s sewage treatment and disposal system at a cost of nearly $30 million dollars are two highlights Hodge is most proud of.

“Cranbrook now has a state of the art, award-winning and peer recognized facility that exceeds all Federal and Provincial quality criteria for discharge of treated sewage to land and surface waters,” said Hodge. “Having an asset management program and a 15 year integrated capital plan together with capital planning protocol that will address the current $107 million of municipal infrastructure at or beyond its service life is a key highlight of my time with the City as well.”

“While I have only had the opportunity to work with Mr. Hodge for the last two years I have been very impressed with his commitment to doing his best to make Cranbrook a better place,” said Mayor Wayne Stetski. “Jamie was always looking to include the newest science and technology into city projects and to ensuring that a more principle based approach is used when establishing the city’s engineering and construction priorities. That is a pretty good legacy to leave behind, and I wish him all the best in his retirement!”

“This team of professional engineering and building staff with skills, competence and commitment to the residents of Cranbrook is like no other group of people I have ever been privileged to work with in a 40 year career,” Hodge added.

The recruitment process to fill the role will begin within the next two weeks.

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