Village Staff

Each staff member is responsible for particular operations within the municipality.  If you are looking for a particular staff member or department, see the directory below.  If you would like to contact a particular staff member, please visit the Contact Us page.

Valemount VIC

Staff Directory

Anne Yanciw

Chief Administrator Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the overall manager of Village Administration and Operations. Being Council’s only Staff member, the CAO is the link between Village Council and Village Staff.

Lori McNee

Director of Finance

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Finance provides financial administration and supervision over the finance division for the Village of Valemount. This includes legal advice and proceedings, awarding tenders, human resources and general administration.

Carleena Shepherd

Corporate Officer

The Corporate Officer (CO) is a statutory officer position as required under Section 148 of the Community Charter. The CO ensures the proper administration of all Council and related Committee business, including but not limited to Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes, various licensing and permitting processes, Cemetery Administration, Records Management and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Administration, keeping of bylaws and ensuring access to records as required by law. The CO administers oaths, affidavits and declarations under Acts relating to local governments, and receives all documents, correspondences and notices on behalf of the Village.

Orlanda Goodell – On Leave

Economic Development Officer

The Economic Development Officer acts as the municipality’s primary economic development contact and implements economic initiatives of the municipality. The Economic Development Officer’s role includes work at a strategic, operational and implementation level such as seeking funds, developing partnerships, creating and implementing plans, and managing projects.

Krista Etty

Land Use Planner / Subdivision Approving Officer

The Land Use Planner is responsible for activities and inquiries related to land use, development, zoning, long term planning, parkland and trails within Valemount.

Suzanne Bloodoff

Deputy Director of Finance / Emergency Program Coordinator

The Deputy Director of Finance is responsible for payroll, human resources, supervision of the Administrative Services division for the Village of Valemount, health/safety plan and financial tasks as delegated by the Director of Finance.

The Emergency Program Coordinator is in charge of emergency management including planning, training, documentation and active emergency files and serves as the Emergency Operations Centre Deputy Director.

Dean Schneider

Building Inspector

The Building Inspector is responsible for issuing building permits and completing building inspections and fire /safety inspections.

Clayton Gee

Bylaw & Animal Control Officer / Emergency Management Services

The Bylaw & Animal Control Officer provides investigation, adjudication, information and general enforcement of Village bylaws and animal control services.

Emergency Management Services support the Emergency Program Coordinator in planning, training, and documenting active emergency files.

Trevor Pelletier

Public Works Superintendent

The Public Works Superintendent provides expert professional assistance to the CAO in areas of expertise including engineering, municipal water, sewer collection, wastewater collection, street maintenance, building and landscape maintenance.

Other responsibilities include policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration, and operational direction of the Village’s public works, water distribution, sewer and wastewater collection system and maintenance functions.

Taggart Wilson

Grant Writer Clerk

The Grant Writer Clerk is responsible for completing and submitting funding applications and completing grant reporting on behalf of the Village of Valemount, as well as offering grant writing services to the community. The Grant Writer Clerk oversees funding programs offered by the Village including the Columbia Basin Trust ReDi Grants Program, Business Façade Improvement Program, and Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program.

Stefanie Han

Accounts Payable Clerk / Communications Coordinator

The Accounts Payable Clerk is involved in providing financial, administrative and clerical support to the organization, as well as coordinating conferences and training for staff.

The Communications Coordinator creates promotional material and provides support in marketing, advertising and media relations.

Jennifer Scheller

Administrative Services Coordinator

The Administrative Services Coordinator handles all front desk responsibilities including assisting residents with property tax or utility inquiries, general inquiries, processing payments, and facility bookings.

Rundi Anderson

Administrative Services Coordinator

The Administrative Services Coordinator handles all front desk responsibilities including assisting residents with property tax or utility inquiries, general inquiries, processing payments, and facility bookings.

Public Works

Our focus at Public Works is the provision of safe potable water, operation of the wastewater disposal system (sewer) and maintenance of roads and sidewalks. Other related responsibilities include garbage collection, cemetery maintenance (burials/headstone installations), and infrastructure maintenance (water and sewer systems, Village buildings and properties, street lighting and the airport). The Public Works team includes:

  • Melanie Hystad – Water Treatment Plant Operator 2 – On Leave
  • Dave McRae – Wastewater Operator 2
  • Rob Bustin – Wastewater Operator 1
  • Kevin Chalupa – Wastewater Operator Level 1
  • Alison Orpen – Labourer
  • Garnet Janum – Seasonal Support Worker
  • Mark Etty – Labourer/Operator

Vivian Kenkel

Tourism Coordinator

The Tourism Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties and overseeing the operation of the Visitor Information Centre and Valemount Museum.

Visitor Information Centre / Museum

Visitor Information Centre Counsellors and Museum Assistants identify a visitor’s needs, offer information and provide services.

  • Ernie Romanow – Visitor Information Centre Counsellor