New city treasurer named

The City of Nelson has hired Colin McClure its new chief financial officer.

Colin McClure is the new numbers man at City Hall.

The City of Nelson has named Colin McClure its new chief financial officer.

McClure comes to the city from Selkirk College, where he is director of finance. Previously, he was assistant secretary treasurer of the Kootenay Lake school district.

McClure has been a chartered accountant since 2005 and has extensive experience in finance.

“I am excited and humbled to take on the position,” he says. “My hope is to provide the financial leadership and accountability that will be required for the City to meet and exceed their current financial and operational objectives, while at the same time being able to take advantage of future opportunities that come available.”

“Colin brings some great financial experience to the table, and he’s local, so he knows the community and the area,” says mayor John Dooley. “We are confident that his experience will be a benefit in helping staff and council put our strategic objectives into action, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the City’s finances.”

McClure takes over the role full-time starting August 2. Until then, he’ll work on special projects part-time while he familiarizes himself with city operations and wraps things up at Selkirk College.

He replaces Linda Tynan, who left at the end of last year.

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