By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Aug 4, 2012
One after the other, district officials are falling like dominoes.
Now, Christie Smith has resigned from her position as the district communications manager.
She will be joining Vancouver as the manager of communications.
“This is a fantastic opportunity that locates me closer to my home, enables me to manage a large team, offers some challenging work, and will allow me to utilize my skills in a larger municipality,” she said.
August 31 will be her last day at work.
Smith said she was very proud of the communications framework the District has embraced during her brief time at the district.
She said established communications processes and procedures, combined with a social media presence and forthcoming new website, will ensure the communications plan continues to play a role for years to come.
“District employees’ intelligence, dedication, and commitment will continue to ensure the community receives a sustainable, excellent level of customer service,” she said.
Christie Smith stayed with the district for six months; she was hired in February.
Before moving to Squamish, she held the position of senior communications manager with TELUS Corporation in Vancouver, where she was responsible for writing speaking notes for the president and chief executive officer.
She also served as a communications manager with RBC Royal Bank, where she was the regional media spokesperson and played a key role during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In the past three months, three top officials have left or were made to leave the district.
The district response to these departures: A predictable silence.