City of Revelstoke announces Nicole Fricot as new Community Economic Development Director

Nicole Fricot will replace retiring Community Economic Development Director Alan Mason.

City of Revelstoke Community Economic Development Director Nicole Fricot. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

In a Feb. 15 media release, the City of Revelstoke announced Nicole Fricot as the new Community Economic Development Director.

Nicole will replace Alan Mason, who is retiring from the position at the end of the month after a 15-year term of employment with the city.

In a statement, the city noted that Fricot was a local hire:

Ms. Fricot lives in Revelstoke with her family and has more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning, facilitation, project management, grant writing, research, project evaluation and communications for private and public organisations. She has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the University of Calgary and BA’s in Education and Human Geography and Women’s Studies from UBC.

Retiring Director for Community Economic Development Alan Mason. Photo: Contributed.

“I am thrilled to be taking on this position and have the opportunity to continue the great work that Alan Mason has been doing,” Fricot said in a statement. “I care deeply about our community and am eager to join the City of Revelstoke team in embracing the unique opportunities and specific challenges that we face as our community continues to grow.”

Ms. Fricot has worked for several years as a business strategist and has been involved in a number of local projects and initiatives relating to economic development and diversification, business retention and expansion, community housing and communications and marketing, among others.

Nicole is a great fit for this position, our organization and our community,” said Allan Chabot in a statement. “Her education, broad range of experience, knowledge of the local community and its agencies and organizations will ensure that the City continues to benefit from leading edge community economic development facilitation, strategies and implementation that it has enjoyed under Alan Mason’s leadership.”

Mayor Mark McKee noted Nicole is a local hire and already active in the community: “We are very excited to welcome Nicole to the City, we consider ourselves lucky to have a candidate already vested in the economic development of the City of Revelstoke to fill the position. I have no doubt Nicole will be an asset to our organization and the residents of our community.”

Fricot starts the position on Feb. 27.