City commences transition to new General Manager of Infrastructure

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Long-time employee and General Manager (GM) of Infrastructure, Mr. Mitch Moroziuk, is set to retire in early January, 2021. With his regular attendance at City Council meetings and leadership of the critical engineering, utilities, public works and parks portfolios, Mr. Moroziuk has played a key role at City Hall since starting in 2003.

“Mitch’s steady and thorough approach to overseeing the City’s infrastructure services, projects and people is greatly appreciated and respected,” said Penticton’s Chief Administrative Officer, Donny van Dyk. “On behalf of all City staff, it’s been a tremendous pleasure working with Mitch.”

To fill the role of GM of Infrastructure, Mr. Moroziuk will be succeeded by former City of Penticton employee and recent Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Port Coquitlam, Kristen Dixon.

“I’m pleased to announce Mr. Moroziuk’s successor as Ms. Kristen Dixon. Kristen’s return to Penticton is accompanied by a considerable calibre of municipal leadership in the areas of senior administration, engineering, public works and utilities,” said van Dyk. “We look forward to Kristen joining our leadership team.”

From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Dixon held the role of Assistant City Engineer for the City of Penticton, after which she was appointed to the position of Streets and Capital Projects Manager for the City of Kamloops, followed by Director of Engineering and Public Works for the City of Port Coquitlam and most recently, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Port Coquitlam. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.

"Our CAO has briefed Council on these forthcoming leadership changes,” said Penticton Mayor, John Vassilaki. “We thank Mr. Moroziuk for his nearly two decades of service and commitment to Penticton and look forward to working with Ms. Dixon in January.”