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Aha. The new city clerk is, in fact, the former acting city clerk

January 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments

A few months ago, the city announced it was posting for someone to head the city clerk’s department. I expressed some surprise that Marg Coulson, who’s been the acting head since Syd Baxter went off to retirement as a consultant, wasn’t just automatically being named. At the time, a few people told me, “Oh no, Marg isn’t interested.”

Apparently she is, since she entered the race and has finished first. A nice surprise for those of us who of us who have relied on her quiet help over the years.

From: COV Broadcast Server
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 6:54 PM
To: All Staff (COV) – DL
Subject: COV Broadcast: Appointment of City Clerk

I am delighted to announce that today, Council confirmed the appointment
of Marg Coulson as the City Clerk and Chief Election Officer for

Marg is the successful candidate of our recruitment process which has
been underway for the past few months. Marg has a long career with the
City and has held a number of key positions including Deputy City Clerk,
Coordinator of Corporate Business Improvement Projects, and the
Purchasing Office Manager.  For the past 21 months, Marg has served as
the Acting City Clerk.

I want to thank Marg for her support to me and to the Mayor and Council
over the past year. I look forward to Marg’s leadership as the Clerk’s
Office implements a number of strategies to enhance our service to
Council, and to our citizens and stakeholders.

Congratulations Marg.

Penny Ballem
City Manager

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