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Jackson joins city administration

Erin Jackson, Corporate Officer - Observer file photo
Erin Jackson, Corporate Officer
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For Erin Jackson, her job with the City of Salmon Arm is a perfect fit.

Jackson is the city’s corporate officer, and replaced Corey Paiement who took a position in Spallumcheen.

Born and raised in Salmon Arm, Jackson’s job with the city has allowed her to stay in her hometown, while working at a job that suits her skills.

Previous to joining the city’s administration, she works for the provincial government’s Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation – a department that administers income assistance.

“It’s just a bit of a switch and I’m really enjoying it here. It’s a good bunch of people and a variety of work,” she says, noting that she’s always been interested in local government.

“I was ready for a new challenge and I wanted to stay in Salmon Arm… Salmon Arm’s my home.”

Jackson has now been in the position for three months. Paiement was the first to have the corporate officer job and, prior to his appointment, chief administrative officer Carl Bannister carried out the duties for two years. In a previous interview, Bannister described the duties as “bylaws, administration, freedom of information inquiries, council meetings – keeping a record of all council meetings, elections, risk management (insurance claims). Those are just some of the main ones. It’s a long list.”

At one time Monica Dalziel, the city’s chief financial officer, was the director of corporate services, which included being the deputy corporate officer, so she shared the load.

 

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