City Council selects Paul Mochrie as Vancouver’s new City Manager

April 20 2021 –

Town Council has chosen Paul Mochrie as the new Town Supervisor for Vancouver.

Mochrie has been serving as Performing Town Manager considering that the departure of previous Metropolis Supervisor Sadhu Johnston in early January. Prior to taking on this acting position Mochrie was Deputy City Supervisor, a situation he was appointed to in October 2015. In this role, he provided oversight for a broad portfolio of municipal expert services, which include: Fire and Rescue Companies Unexpected emergency Administration Improvement, Properties and Licensing Arts, Culture and Community Solutions Know-how Services and Human Assets. He also represents the Metropolis as a director of the Pacific Nationwide Exhibition and E-Comm 911. 

Mochrie demonstrates ongoing commitment to equity and Reconciliation, and played a key part in the institution of the City’s Equity Workplace inside of the Office environment of the City Supervisor with a mandate to decolonize and clear away barriers to inclusion across the business. 

Mochrie has wide practical experience in the general public sector, such as appointments with the Government of British Columbia, regional health and fitness authorities and employers’ associations. Right away prior to joining the City, he worked with the BC Ministry of Health and led the business enterprise associations in between the PharmaCare plan, pharmaceutical firms and retail pharmacies. He in the beginning joined the City in May possibly 2011 as the Typical Supervisor, Human Useful resource Services.

Mochrie retains a Bachelor of Commerce from the College of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen’s College.  

As the administrative head of the City, the Metropolis Supervisor oversees a $1.6 billion operating price range and a town-vast crew of close to 7,700 staff members.

The appointment concludes an comprehensive six-month worldwide prospect research and recruitment procedure performed by Pinton Forrest Madden. 


Mayor Kennedy Stewart

“On behalf of Vancouver Town Council, I’m thrilled to have Paul Mochrie consider on the important purpose of Vancouver’s Town Supervisor at specifically the second when our town wants somebody of his professionalism, talent, and perseverance to the neighborhood,” explained Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “Over the past two several years I have experienced the pleasure of operating carefully with Paul and have viewed how much respect he has among our staff workforce. Paul’s notice to depth and relentless concentrate on earning our metropolis function for all people will be very important as we make back from the COVID-19 pandemic more robust than prior to.”

Councillor Rebecca Bligh

“Paul Mochrie is a committed civil servant with established ability and expertise to direct our town by 1 of the most complicated moments, and outside of. I am thrilled to have Paul as our new City Supervisor.”

Councillor Christine Boyle

“Paul Mochrie is a considerate and capable chief, with a shown dedication to equity and Reconciliation. In his earlier roles as Deputy Town Manager and Interim City Manager, Paul has labored tirelessly to progress motion on important area concerns, and I am self-assured he will go on to provide inhabitants and staff members properly in this new function.”

Councillor Adriane Carr

“Paul Mochrie has anything I’m hunting for in our new Metropolis Manager: intelligence, a men and women human being, and the deep comprehending of our metropolis which is essential for us to chart the ideal attainable COVID recovery and long term.” 

Councillor Melissa DeGenova

“Over the past 10 years, as Director of Human Assets, Deputy City Manager and Performing City Supervisor, Paul Mochrie has shown his unwavering motivation to the City of Vancouver—we are fortuitous to have him as our City Manager and now additional than ever, our employees and whole city have to have the professional, well balanced and expert management that Paul will provide.”

Councillor Lisa Dominato

“Paul is the consummate community servant who displays a superior degree of authenticity and moral leadership, and I am confident he will bring favourable alter to the group.”

Councillor Pete Fry

“Grateful for Paul Mochrie in this role he has been a wonderful asset to the firm, with a breadth of experience, professional rigour, and managerial acumen ̶ he is the finest person for this task at a most critical time.”

Councillor Colleen Hardwick

“Paul will have a regular hand to see the City of Vancouver by means of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung

“Paul Mochrie is highly regarded by staff members and neighborhood alike. He provides robust, organizational awareness to the Town for the duration of a time when robust leadership is wanted to tutorial us via restoration, and I know from functioning with him when I was chairing the Park Board, that he’ll step up and deal with organizational troubles to make certain we produce powerful and responsive services to our residents and enterprises.”

Councillor Jean Swanson

“I’m pleased we have a new Town Supervisor who has presently manufactured excellent adjustments, is aware of the town effectively, and is kind.”

Councillor Michael Wiebe

“I’m joyful that Paul is prepared to direct Vancouver as Metropolis Supervisor in a just, environmentally friendly COVID restoration with a potent link to the broader community and a distinct knowing of the issues that will need transformational modify.”

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