Jim Bauer, Penticton’s general manager of finance, is leaving the city to pursue a new opportunity.
Bauer will be staying on until the end of November, and a successor to his position will be announced after the city finishes its recruitment process.
Initially starting with Penticton as the city’s chief financial officer in 2016, Bauer has more recently worked to cover general manager, finance and administration, where he has played a key role in advancing the city’s strategic and administrative priorities.
Under his leadership, the city has brought forward and put into place many initiatives, including the city’s current asset and amenity management project, the city’s COVID-19 response plan and the city’s current budget process.
“Jim’s time with our organization has been a period of positive change, a time when requirements for transparency and clarity increased and expectations to deliver results were high. In these areas and others, Jim has been a major contributor, leader and friend and will be missed both inside and outside City Hall,” said Donny van Dyk, the city’s chief administrative officer.
City staff and council issued their thanks and gratitude to Bauer alongside with their best wishes as he moves on from Penticton.
“It has been an honour and privilege to serve the community as their steward of the city’s financial resources. The opportunity to work with a highly talented and committed team of individuals, along with a seasoned council, has been incredibly rewarding and a highlight of my career,” said Bauer.
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