District of Hope announces new director

Ian Vaughan is taking over the operations department

Ian Vaughan has been hired by the District of Hope as the new director of operations.

He will take over the position from Maurice Wutzke, who is retiring after 40 years in public works including four years in Hope.

Vaughan brings 25 years of public works management experience to Hope, having served the communities of Vanderhoof, Esquimalt, Cranbrook and Kent in public works and development positions, as well as private sector positions in wastewater treatment and bio mass facilities.

Vaughan will begin his new position on May 28.