The City of Fernie has announced that Council hired a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with an extensive skill set.

Michael Boronowski steps into the role with provincial recognition for his work transforming the Stave West Forest and Recreation Area.

Boronowski is joining Fernie from the District of Mission. He served as the Manager of Civic Engagement and Corporate Initiatives for the past five years.

The City of Fernie said he led major technology-transformations within Mission.

“Mr. Boronowski is going to be an immediate asset to the City of Fernie team,” said Mayor Ange Qualizza. “He brings important local government experience, alongside an exemplary resume that combines varied post-secondary education with experience in both the public and private sectors.”

Boronowski holds a Master of Arts, and a broad range of knowledge, including branding, strategic planning, and business optimization.

The City said out a strong pool of candidates, Boronowski was a clear choice from an interview panel made up of City Councillors.

Boronowski will begin his new role on January 2, 2020.