New face at Kimberley City Hall

Kelly Harms hired as new Corporate Officer; replacing retired George Stratton

New City of Kimberley Corporate Officer Kelly Harms.

New City of Kimberley Corporate Officer Kelly Harms.

There’s a new face at Kimberley City Hall beginning today.

The City announced in a press release Friday that Kelly Harms has accepted the position of Corporate Officer for the City. He replaces long-time Corporate Administrative Officer George Stratton who retired at the end of April.

Prior to accepting the position in Kimberley, Harms was president of Clarus Information and Privacy Assoc., a company that, among other services, provided assessment of information access and protection of privacy policies and procedures, to ensure governments and organizations identified as “public bodies” are in compliance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Harms also has extensive municipal experience, having worked as Records Coordinator, then Deputy City Clerk for the City of Abbotsford from 2006 to 2011.

Harms holds a Masters Degree in Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia.

In addition, Harms is an accomplished writer, and was a Community Archivist for the Chilliwack Museum & Archives.

“Kelly will be a great addition to the Corporate Office at City Hall as well as a great addition to an already progressive and proactive staff who are working hard to make Kimberley a good place to be,“ said Mayor Ron McRae.