City of Yellowknife: Changes to the City’s Leadership Team
The City of Yellowknife (the City) is pleased to announce changes to Administration’s leadership team.
Effective May 17, 2021, born and raised Northerner, Jennifer Hunt-Poitras, will assume the permanent role of Director of Public Safety. Ms. Hunt-Poitras brings a vast skillset from a rich professional background, including time as a journalist at the CBC, a Director with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a lawyer called to the bar in the Northwest Territories in 2019. In 2020, Ms. Hunt-Poitras joined the City as Manager of the Municipal Enforcement Division (MED) and was instrumental in implementing MED’s transition to community policing.
Charlsey White will join the City as Director of Planning and Development, effective May 17, 2021. Ms. White comes to Yellowknife from Ontario, where she held the position of Director of Planning and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Haliburton. Ms. White previously worked with the Government of Ontario facilitating municipal planning. Ms. White and her family are looking forward to putting down roots in Yellowknife. The City thanks Greg Littlefair, Manager of Building Services, for agreeing to step in on an interim basis for the last 17 months to lead the Planning and Development Department and looks forward to his ongoing expertise in development, expansion and building initiatives.
“I’m excited to welcome two highly skilled professionals to join the City’s senior leadership team,” said City Manager Sheila Bassi-Kellett. “Given their knowledge and experience, I am confident that Jennifer and Charlsey will make significant contributions to their respective areas and, in turn, benefit our community overall.”