Sunday, July 21, 2013

Another city staffer finds greener pastures

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is losing its second in command.

Deputy General Manager Peter Kuran's resignation was announced July 18 (see the email below). Kuran was Director of the Stanley District from January 2008 until October 2010 when he was promoted to Deputy GM.

No word yet on a replacement... or if there will be one. As more power is centralized in city hall, some insiders wonder whether Canada's only elected park department will be made redundant in years to come.

From: Boomhower, Pat On Behalf Of Bromley, Malcolm
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:40 PM
To: Park Board Commissioners - DL; Corporate Management Team (COV) - DL; PB All Staff (COV) - DL
Subject: Staff Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to announce that Peter Kuran is moving on.  It is with deep appreciation and recognition of the excellent work Peter has done at the Park  Board since 2008. Peter has been selected as the CEO of External Properties for the University of Victoria. This is a wonderful opportunity for Peter and his wife Kim and daughter Loren.

We will all miss Peter' s sense of humour and respectful  approach to managing issues. On a personal note I want to thank Peter for providing me with unwavering support and loyalty. He is a true gentleman and consummate professional.

We will be hosting Peter and his family at a going away celebration   Details to follow.


Malcolm Bromley
General Manager
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Z4

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