Council Appoints an Interim City Manager

20131216-CouncilSelectsInterimCityManater-RobertJones-WebOn January 3rd the City of Morden will be without a top administrator, so the process of finding a new hire for the job has begun, but City Council needs time to find the right candidate. For this reason they decided to appoint an interim City Manager to cover the selection period which will take months.

Robert Jones was officially appointed as Interim City Manager for the City of Morden at the Council Meeting held on December 16th, 2013.

He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Access Credit Union. Prior to that he managed various credit unions and banks across Canada where he gradually honed his administrative and leadership skills. Mr Jones has extensive experience working with boards and committees at the local and provincial level. He will be on a three month contract from January 4th to the end of March 2014. If required, he has agreed to stay on after that time on a month by month basis until the right replacement has been found.

As interim City Manager, Robert Jones will be responsible for planning, directing, supervising, coordinating and controlling all municipal operations as approved by City Council.

“We are committed to a thorough search process to find the most qualified candidate who can continue to steer the City in a positive direction. Having an interim City Manager will keep things running smoothly while we search for a replacement,” said Mayor Ken Wiebe.

“I look forward to assisting City Council and the staff during this transitional period,” said Robert Jones – Interim City Manager.

Mr Jones will be working out of the Morden Civic Centre office and he can be contacted there at 204-822-4434 or by emailing him at cm@mordenmb.com.