Two vacant positions at the Village of Burns Lake have been recently filled.
The Village of Burns Lake council seat vacated by Susan Schienbein when she moved to take up a position with the municipality of Clinton, B.C. has been filled by Burns Lake resident and Francois Lake Elementary School teacher Chris Beach.
“I am pleased to announce that Chris Beach has been acclaimed as the Village of Burns Lake’s newest councillor,” said Sheryl Worthing, Village of Burns Lake chief administrative officer.
Beach was acclaimed on Sept. 27, 2013, when the nomination period closed and he was the only name put forward to replace Schienbein.
Village of Burns Lake intern, Krystin St. Jean, will replace outgoing Economic Development Officer (EDO) Emile Scheffel as the village’s new EDO.
St. Jean has been working for the village since June 2013 as development and planning assistant. St. Jean, born and raised in Burns Lake, has degrees in both northern and rural community planning and natural resource management form UNBC.
“We were very happy to be able to provide Krystin with this opportunity to springboard off of her internship” Worthing said. “She has been a wonderful asset during her time here, and we are very pleased to fill this position from within the village.”