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Grand Forks names new CFO, bylaw officer

The City of Grand Forks has named Juliette Rhodes, CPA, CGA as its new chief financial officer, and Bud Alcock as its new seasonal bylaw services officer.

According to a news release, Rhodes has lived in Grand Forks for the past ten years, having returned to the Kootenay/Boundary area after seven years on Vancouver Island.

Originally trained in geology, she has significant financial experience in mining and manufacturing, including eight years as factory controller for Roxul in Grand Forks.

Outgoing chief financial officer Roxanne Shepherd is moving on to another opportunity after working at the city for over four years. The CFO oversees an annual budget of $19 million.

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Alcock was born in Grand Forks and moved back ten years ago after working in the Fraser Valley. He has run a federal penitentiary and worked in high potential conflict positions for 40 years. He is co-chair of the downtown parade committee and has organized a pontoon fly fishing float for the past ten years.

The bylaw office has a busy season from May through October receiving complaints about topics like unsightly properties and unlicensed vehicles parked on roadways. Local realtors have identified unsightly premises as a key issue for Grand Forks. The new bylaw officer allows the city to provide increased bylaw enforcement seven days per week.

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