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NSSWD Board Announces New District Manager

NSSWD Board Announces New District Manager

The North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) is pleased to announce that Don Pickle joined the NSSWD as District Manager on July 5, 2021.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome Mr. Pickle to the district. He brings the combination of leadership experience and technical ability we were seeking to take full advantage of the opportunities before us, and overcome the challenges we face” said Michael McAlister, NSSWD Chair. “I would also like to thank the staff at the district for their dedication to our ratepayers during the nearly six months we have been without a district manager.”

Mr. Pickle was selected by the Board of Trustees after a cross-Canada search. He brings over 25 years of experience in the public sector including service as the chief administrative officer in three northern Canadian communities, and manager of public works and utilities in Invermere, BC and Jasper, AB.

Mr. Pickle has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and has held water and wastewater Environmental Operators Certificates in both BC and Alberta.

“I am excited to be joining the district and am looking forward to working with the board and staff to best serve our ratepayers and contract customers,” said Mr. Pickle. “It is a special opportunity for me to apply the leadership and technical skills I have while enjoying life on Salt Spring.”


James R. Craven & Associates is now Tall Cedars

James R. Craven & Associates is now Tall Cedars

Since 2002, James R. Craven and Associates has operated from a home office in East Sooke. With a “do it yourself” aesthetic and down to earth philosophy, Jim and his team have completed hundreds of searches for high-level positions in local governments and First Nations in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon.

Today, we are pleased to announce the next step in the evolution of our firm: James R. Craven & Associates is now Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment. The principal of the new company is Flo Follero Pugh, who was proud to work with Jim and associates Paul McKivett, and Bill Eccleston since 2014.

Like James R. Craven & Associates, Tall Cedars is committed to providing great service to communities of all sizes. We look forward to working with past clients and new ones as well!