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Leslie’s Experience.


  • Board Directors
    —Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce (President/Vice-President)
    —Wells Gray Community Forest (2010) Society (Secretary)
    —Yellowhead Community Services (Director)
    —Simpcw First Nation Finance & Audit Committee
    —District of Clearwater Trails Task Force (Committee Member)
    —Wells Gray Community Forest Commission (Director)
    —United Way (Kamloops-Cariboo-Thompson) (Director / HR Committee lead)

  • Municipal Insurance Association (2019–2021)—Membership Committee

  • UBCM: Chief Scrutineer (2018–2020); Deputy Chief Scrutineer (2014–2017); Scrutineer (2010–2013);

  • LGMA: Human Resource Advisory Committee (rewrite of HR Toolkit) (2019)

  • LGMA: 2016 CAO Conference Planning Committee

  • BC Healthy Communities—2014 Interagency Roundtable (partnerships)

  • Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers—2013 Active Transportation Bylaw development

  • Rotarian Clearwater Rotary Club (held position of Secretary for 3 years)

  • Steering Committee member—North Thompson Food Coalition (2006–2009)

  • Clearwater Community Action Committee—Secretary / Treasurer (2003–2004)

  • Chair—District Parents Advisory Council, School District No. 26 (North Thompson)

  • Served as Test Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Chair—Raft Mountain Skating Club



  • Master Municipal Clerk designation (2019) International Institute of Municipal Clerks

  • Diploma in Local Government Administration CAPU

  • Diploma—Management Studies TRU

  • Certificate in Local Government Leadership Development CAPU

  • Advanced Certificate in Local Government Administration CAPU

  • Intermediate Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery CAPU

  • Certificate in Local Government Administration CAPU

  • MATI’s (for credit) CAPU:

    • Leadership in Local Government Management

    • Approving Officer 

    • Advanced Communication

    • Community Planning for Non-Planners MATI

  • Ethics in Local Government PADM 307

  • Policy Skills with Local Government Professionals PADM 305

  • Corporate Administration PADM 209

  • Management Supervisory Skills Certificate Program TRU

  • Project Management TRU

Background Experience

September 2023–February 2024

District of Lake Country

  • Interim CAO

Winter 2023

District of Hazelton

  • Council Remuneration / Staff Compensation Review 

August–October 2023

Village of McBride

  • Interim CAO

  • 2023–2027 Strategic Plan

Winter 2023

Clearwater and District
Chamber of Commerce

  • 2023–2026 Strategic Plan 

Fall 2022

Village of Valemount 
& Village of McBride

  • Council Orientation on contract

Nov. 2021–Dec. 2022

Village of Lytton

  • Interim CAO

  • Acting Director of Recovery (3 months)

  • Advisor to the CAO


District of Clearwater

  • Chief Administrative Officer

  • Corporate Officer / Economic Development Officer


Thompson Nicola Regional District

  • Services Coordinator for Electoral Area A  
    (Manager Community Parks, Economic Development, Transit, Cemetery and Recreation)


Groulx Business Services

  •  Small Business Management Control 
    (office management, financial accounting) 


School District #26 (North Thompson

  • Payroll Administration


Ministry of Forests

  • Forest Technician—Silviculture and Generalist

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