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Coldstream's Chief Administrative Officer Announces Retirement

Mike Stamhuis, Chief Administrative Officer at the District of Coldstream for the past four years, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of this year.

Stamhuis joined Coldstream in 2007 in the newly created position of Director of Engineering Services. He had worked for the Regional District of North Okanagan as General Manager of Community and Infrastructure Services as well as for various other municipalities and engineering consultants over a period of 31 years prior to joining the District.

"I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of serving this community and its residents", said Stamhuis, acknowledging that his job relies on team effort from staff and direction from Council. He recalled that the crowning achievement during his time with Coldstream was the College Way extension (commonly referred to as the Grid Road) that now provides a more direct route between the Okanagan College area and Kalamalka Road.

Mayor Jim Garlick stated that "Mike's expertise is instrumental in overseeing Coldstream's best interests during ongoing negotiations on complex regional issues such as parks, recreation and water. Other notable accomplishments under Mike's leadership are projects to improve Coldstream Creek water quality, the Official Community Plan Review currently underway, and lobbying the Province to improve Highway 6. On behalf of staff, Council and our community, we wish him all the best in his retirement."

The District will be advertising for the CAO position over the next month.

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