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Christopher Read will join the Municipality of Jasper as the new Director of Community Development effective February 14.

Read is currently the Clearwater County Administrative Director (CAO) with over 20 years of municipal experience.

“I am very happy to be returning home to Jasper after almost a decade of absence,” Read said in a press release.

“I look forward to applying my wealth of experience in municipal service, as well as my studies at NAIT, University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University in the service of staff, council, residents, visitors, businesses, partners and everyone in between, further developing the community of Jasper.

He is a Certified Local Government Manager who began developing his municipal career in Jasper as a Fitness and Aquatic Center Manager from 2002 to 2012.

Read has also served in the Town of Hinton as Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, and in Yellowhead County as Director of Community Services.

The new position of Director of Community Development will be responsible for leading the integration of the old community and family services and culture and recreation into one service.

The Director will also act as a central point of contact with external groups and leverage existing human resources and external partnerships to ensure that existing municipal facilities and green spaces are fully utilized and valued.

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