District hires new chief administrative officer

Fred Banham will begin work as District of Sicamous CAO in March.

  • Feb. 4, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Fred Banham will be taking on the role of chief administrative officer for the District of Sicamous.

Mayor Terry Rysz informed the News of the hiring on Friday, when he relayed a statement that has since been published on the District of Sicamous website.

Over the past 18 years, Banham has served as CAO with the District of Tumbler Ridge, and with the Peace River Regional District. He will be filling the vacancy left by Heidi Frank, who relocated to Oliver last August.

Banham is expected to begin work with the District of Sicamous on March 1.

“Council is eager to move forward in continuing to deliver quality public service to residents of Sicamous and the appointment of Mr. Banham is just the first significant decision for council in moving forward with its new mandate,” said Rysz, adding Banham brings “knowledge and background in local government operations, and ambition to move Sicamous forward in a positive successful manner.”