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Pemberton financial director resigns

Arnott heading to Keremeos



By Cindy Filipenko

Cecile Arnott, director of finance for the Village of Pemberton, has resigned her post effective June 30. Arnott is moving to Keremeos where she will be taking the position of town administrator.

Arnott, whose background is in public sector finance, joined the VOP staff 18 months ago. However, taking the job meant a separation from her railway engineer husband and grown children. Her children and their families have relocated to Christina Lake, a small community two hours away from Keremeos.

Reached after she tendered her resignation to council, Arnott was positive about her time in the community. During her tenure, she served under two administrations, went through an election, two AGMs and introduced a variety of financial systems.

“I’ve completed everything that I set out to do here,” she said.

Prior to Arnott being hired to manage the finances of the village office, that work had fallen to then administrator Bryan Kirk.

Mayor and council have no immediate plans to refill the position as per staff recommendation. Administrator Lori Pilon will be fulfilling the duties of the financial director.