Port Moody hires new city manager
|The City of Port Moody has hired a new city manager. Tim Savoie, has more than 20 years of experience in various senior municipal roles throughout British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has an extensive background in municipal land use planning and has led a number of planning initiatives focused on creating complete communities with transit orientation. Savoie returns to the City of Port Moody where he worked previously as the General Manager of Development Services.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Savoie back to the City in this leadership role,” says Mayor, Mike Clay. “It’s an exciting time for the community, the organization is positioned well for the future, and Tim Savoie will bring a mix of skills and experience that is an excellent fit for Port Moody at this time.”
Savoie will leave his current role as Vice President, Transportation Planning and Policy at TransLink where he was responsible for the development of investment and strategic plans, transportation policy and guidelines, as well as forecasting and research initiatives for the regional, multimodal transportation system.
He holds a Master of Arts degree in Planning (specializations in Urban Physical Planning & Real Estate Development) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts (Geography) from Simon Fraser University; and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the BC Regional Committee of the Canadian Urban Transit Association, as well as, a Board member on the Transportation Association of Canada. Tim is a registered professional planner in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Savoie is set to begin July 25 and will replace current City Manager, Kevin Ramsay, who retires at the end of June after a 30 year career in municipal government.
“Council is grateful for the four years of leadership Kevin has brought to Port Moody during which time he has led changes to the City’s organizational structure, improved strategic and long term financial planning, led activities related to the Evergreen Line arrival and improved the City’s infrastructure,” says Mayor Clay.