by Dave Preston
The District of Peachland is losing its director of operations.
Doug Allin confirmed today that he has accepted a job as chief administrative officer for Grand Forks.
Allin was first hired by the municipality as a water mechanic. He was promoted to director of operations in January, 2008.
“Personally, it’s a tough decision,” said Allin. “Professionally, it’s a good step.”
Allin said he has built up a lot of relationships with people, both personally and professionally, during his time in Peachland.
“I will be leaving at the end of September,” Allin said.
In the next two months, the goal for Allin will be to make sure there is a smooth transition to the next director of operations.
Allin said there are a lot of projects on the go in Peachland and it will be difficult to leave some of them, including an upcoming study that will look into the possibility of constructing a pipeline from Peachland Lake that will provide the town drinking water and possibly be used to generate electricity.
Peachland’s new director of operations will be fortunate to inherit a team that is very knowledgeable about the town and operations, according to Allin.