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City trims jobs in recreation

Pandemic impact on decreased programs cited as part of rational for changes
2018-06-25 Elliot Lake City Hall BS
Brent Sleightholm for ElliotLakeToday

The City of Elliot Lake recently made some changes in the Recreation and Culture Department. The position of Director of Recreation and Culture was eliminated.

The City does not plan to refill the position for the foreseeable future. A recreation programmer and administrative position were also eliminated.

The Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Gagnon noted: “while these decisions are always difficult, both Council and I felt compelled to act in the best interests of the corporation and the taxpayer. The pandemic’s impact on decreased programs is part of the rationale as well as the need to re-establish department priorities and service levels going forward." 

In the meantime, long time Museum and Special Events Coordinator Darla Hennessey has accepted to fill the position of Manager of Recreation and Culture.

No further details are available at this time.