Mike Maturo has been hired to replace Allen Fillion at Nelson city hall at least to the end of the year.

Mike Maturo has been hired to replace Allen Fillion at Nelson city hall at least to the end of the year.

Nelson hires former Rossland planner

The City of Nelson has hired Mike Maturo as its interim director of development services and engineering.

The City of Nelson has hired Mike Maturo as its interim director of development services and engineering.

Maturo, whose contract runs to the end of the year, replaces Allen Fillion, who has accepted a position with the District of West Kelowna. Fillion had been with the city since March 2006.

Maturo was Rossland’s manager of planning and development for 6½ years until his position was eliminated a year ago as a cost-cutting measure. He has been working as a consultant since.

Prior to moving to Rossland, Maturo worked for four years for the US Agency for International Development as its Kosovo program manager, managing five assistance programs. Before that, he spent five years as a research analyst and reconstruction and return task force officer in Bosnia.

Maturo has a masters degree in urban and regional planning as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is a registered professional planner.