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A new city manager is hired in Whitehorse

Whitehorse hiring a new city manager

Key Takeaway:

  • The New year will hire a new city manager.
  • Current city manager Linda Rapp is expected to retire at the end of the year.

The New year will hire as a new city manager for the Whitehorse.

Linda Rapp is slated to retire at the end of the year. Image: Yukon news

Current city manager Linda Rapp is expected to retire at the end of the year, though she has been on pre-retirement leave since the spring.

Linda Rapp is to retire at the end of the year.

As noted in an earlier staff report to Whitehorse city council, Jeff O’Farrell, the city’s director of community services, has been serving as acting manager and will continue in the role until December. 31.

After that, it’s seen O’Farrell will take on the title of city manager until the city has hired for the position. Council still has to vote on the third reading of the bylaw for O’Farrell to take on the acting role, with the third reading coming forward on Dec. 13.

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Lindsay Schneider, the city’s director of corporate human resources, says the town is out hiring a new city manager. Efforts for hiring will start in early 2022.

“It’s appointed for the new year,” she said in a Dec. 9 interview.

It’s anticipated that the city official will be involved with the process throughout, and outside firms will assist with the hiring.

While it isn’t clear exactly how long the hiring process will take, Schneider said in the past it’d taken about six months to hire for the city’s top management position.

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