This story is part of a feature that first appeared in print in Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine’s March 2023 issue. Read the entire e-edition here:
Council and staff welcome Evan Parliament as the City’s new permanent Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Parliament was appointed as CAO on an interim basis in August 2022 and has overseen the transition of the new city council members during that time. On February 10, 2023, city staff announced his transition to a permanent position.
A CAO acts as a liaison between city council members and staff.
Parliament has over 30 years of municipal experience, says city staff in a press release, including negotiating partnerships, team building and leadership, community engagement, strategic planning, governance and staff mentoring.
He comes to the City of Revelstoke from Sicamous, B.C. but has served in a number of B.C. and Alberta municipalities.
“So pleased to be invited to work with the new [c]ouncil and the good folks of Revelstoke. My primary focus is for [c]ity [h]all to match the vibrancy, the energy, and the positive culture that makes up this world class destination,” said Parliament in the release. “I’m so impressed at the youthfulness and the variety of outdoor experiences that Revelstoke showcases. Local government is in the people business and all of [c]ity staff look forward to serving you to make Revelstoke the best it can be.”
During a special council meeting on February 9, 2023, an employment agreement for Parliament was ratified.
“Council is very happy that Mr. Parliament has accepted our offer to continue on as our CAO. We are excited to be able to keep working with him and delighted that we can provide stability within our management team,” said Mayor Gary Sulz. “In my opinion his years of experience and desire to assist Revelstoke in his capacity as CAO is outstanding. Staff are pleased that we can continue to attend to the needs of Revelstoke with Evan at the helm.”