Ron Mattiussi to retire in March

January 26, 2018

After 22 years’ service, including 11 as City Manager, Ron Mattiussi will retire from the City of Kelowna on March 30.

“Kelowna has been so fortunate to have a City Manager with Ron’s vision for our community,” said Mayor Colin Basran. “From the firestorm of 2003, to transformative leadership within the organization, to all the changes we see in the built environment, cultural development and city services, Ron’s stamp is on our community and his contributions will be valued by all of us for many years to come.”

The executive recruitment process for the next City Manager is expected begin in next month. The process will be overseen by recruitment firm Davis Park and the Audit Committee of Council, which includes Mayor Colin Basran, Councillor Gail Given & Councillor Luke Stack.

Deputy City Manager Joe Creron will act as interim City Manager until a successful candidate is in place. 

The City Manager reports directly to City Council and is the administrative head of the municipal organization. The City of Kelowna has 900 employees and annual budget of $350M.

Kelowna is home to more than 129,500 people and is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada.