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City Council Appoints New City Manager

by City of Martensville

City Council is pleased to announce Tanya Garost as the City of Martensville’s new City Manager effective September 18th. This announcement is the result of previous City Manager, Scott Blevin’s retirement last month. The extensive recruitment process was led by City Council with DHR Global, a national executive search firm.

Mayor Kent Muench noted, “We are excited that Tanya is joining Martensville as our new City Manager. My colleagues on Council and I know we have found an individual with extensive experience in municipal government and who is familiar with the challenges that growing communities face. We are eager to continue many exciting things happening in this community and look forward to the leadership and knowledge Tanya will bring.”

Garost has over 20 years of experience working in local government in senior leadership roles, most recently with the District of Lake Country, British Columbia as the Chief Administrative Officer. Tanya’s background and expertise are in finance and taxation, and she is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant. She has been recognized with the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) as well the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Government Finance Offers Association of British Columbia. She currently sits as the President-Elect of GFOA US & Canada.

As the administrative head of the City, the City Manager is accountable to City Council and ensures all City operations are well maintained and managed effectively while providing leadership to the over 60 City of Martensville employees. The City Manager also leads the implementation of City Council priorities to build a sustainable future and meet objectives identified in Council’s Vision for Martensville.

“I am excited to take on this new responsibility and look forward to new opportunities for the City of Martensville”, said Garost. “The community and area offer so much for today and for the future and I look forward to working with the Mayor and Council, and all our staff to provide exceptional service and achieve our priorities for Martensville”.

With Garost’s official start date as September 18th, Director of Corporate Services, Leah Bloomquist will be serving as interim City Manager.

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