THUNDER BAY – City treasurer Linda Evans will retire shortly after the upcoming city budget process, the City of Thunder Bay has announced.
Evans held the dual titles of city treasurer and general manager of corporate services and long-term care since 2017, when she joined the city after a long career as a public servant with the provincial and federal governments.
She will retire at the end of February 2023, city manager Norm Gale announced at a city council meeting on Monday, meaning she will still be in place as council finalizes the budget in January and February.
Gale said he’d miss Evans’ steady presence, particularly at budget time, but thanked her for offering “lots of advance notice.”
“I am sad to see her go and I will miss her,” he said.
Evans, a Chartered Professional Accountant, began her career in the private sector before serving as manager of finance and administrative services with the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Postsecondary Education Division.
The city will begin recruiting for a replacement as of Tuesday, said Gale, and is expected to have her successor in place before she departs.