Email: Dan Bottrill
The Chief Administrative Officer of the City of White Rock, as described in the Community Charter, is appointed by Council to manage and direct all City employees. The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the implementation of Council policies and directives, provides input and advice to Council on policy related issues, and assists Council in setting corporate goals.
On March 21, 2012, Dan Bottrill was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of White Rock with over 20 years of executive leadership experience working in local government. As a Chartered Accountant, Mr. Bottrill previously held the positions of Director of Finance with the City of Abbotsford and Deputy City Manager at the City of Surrey.
Senior Management Team
The City's staff is divided into the following nine departments:
- Clerk's Office
- Financial Services
- Planning & Development Services
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Municipal Operations
- Recreation and Culture
- Fire, and Police
The leaders of each of these departments collectively constitute the City's Senior Management Team (SMT). The SMT is responsible to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for directing and managing their respective departments.
Director Engineering & Municipal Operations
- Greg St. Louis
Greg joined the City in July 2012. He is a professional engineer and brings more than 18 years experience to the position. He has considerable experience managing a wide variety of large projects in the public works sector as a senior manager to over 100 staff members.
Email: Greg St. Louis
- Phil Lemire
Email: Phil Lemire
Phil has been with the City since 1981, was appointed Deputy Chief in 1996, and assumed the responsibilities of Fire Chief in 2005. Phil has been awarded the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and met the equivalency requirements for the Fire Officer Level 4, Fire Inspector Level 2, and Fire Service Instructor Level 2 programs.
He completed the Local Government Leadership Development Program at Royal Roads in 2002. Phil has provided leadership assistance during the 2003 wildfires in the BC Interior, participating in the subsequent Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Review by the BC Fire Commissioner, and was an instructor at the Kemano Public Safety Initiative in 2001.
Director Financial Services
- Sandra Kurylo
Email: Sandra Kurylo
Sandra has been with the City since 1995 and was appointed Treasurer (now called Director of Financial Services) in 1999. She holds her Certified Management Accountant designation along with her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. Sandra's previous positions include Controller for the Vancouver International Airport Authority, and prior to that, Manager, Financial and Resource Management with Transport Canada. Sandra is a member of the Local Government Management Association and the Government Finance Officers Association. She completed the Local Government Leadership Development Program at Banff in 2000.
Director Recreation and Culture
- Eric Stepura
Eric joined the City in July 2012. He brings to the position more than 28 years of management experience in municipal parks and recreation service delivery, and considerable experience operating a wide variety of sport, recreation and park facilities.
Email: Eric Stepura
Director Human Resources
– Jacquie Johnstone
Email: Jacquie Johnstone
Jacquie joined the City in January 2010. She began her Human Resources career with the Ministry of Transportation & Highways in 1991. She later joined the City of New Westminster in 1998 as a Human Resources Advisor and was promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources in 2000.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior and is an active member of the BC Human Resources Management Association.
- Tracey Arthur
Email: Tracey Arthur
Tracey joined the City of White Rock in May 2008. The City Clerk is responsible for Agendas, Minutes, the City's records, keeping and processing of bylaws and overseeing the municipal elections. The Clerk is also responsible for the Correspondence of Council and the City's Committees, Tracey is a certified Municipal Clerk and registered Parliamentarian. She was previously employed with the Township of Langley from 1990 - 2002 and the City of Langley from 2002 - 2008.
Manager of Information Technology
- Chris Zota
Email: Chris Zota
Chris joined the City in April 2009 after a five-year tenure with the Township of Langley. His career spans over 20 years, half of which was spent in private sector (Telecommunications, Software Development and IT services industry). Aside from his keen interest in technology, he is very passionate about leadership (Foundations of Leadership certificate - Justice Institute) and Project Management (Certificate – Royal Roads University; Masters – George Washington University). One of his key roles is to advise the City regarding opportunities to provide higher quality, timely and cost-effective technology-enabled governmental services.