Three new civil servants have joined the illustrious ranks of Swift Current officials and were introduced at this week's governance meeting in City hall. 

The positions recently filled are Director of Light and Power, Bylaw Compliance and Licensing Official, and Building Inspector. The men who have grasped these titles made their appearances at the Governance & Priorities Committee meeting on Wednesday. 

Darryl Tunall will be replacing Mitch Minkin as Director of Light and Power, with Minkin set to be retired on December 1.Tunall has over 20 years of progressive management experience with SaskPower, including roles as manager, operations and maintenance supervisor of operations for the City of Regina and business manager for the Swift Current area. Darryl is a Red Seal power line technician by trade and a certified 4th class power engineer. 

Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Swift Current, Jim Jones, Introduced the new recruits to city councillors and officials. 

“He has a proven ability to establish positive rapport with clients, colleagues, peers and other professionals while working in a fast-paced environment,” stated Jones. “Darryl's broad progressive experience will bode well for the city as we maximize the light and power franchise moving forward.” 

Jason Holderbein, the new Building Inspector joined the City on September 18th. Holderbein is a lifelong Swift Current resident, and at the age of 26, he started his own construction company which has operated in the southwest for 15 years. 

“Jason's training and experience allowed him to shift his focus to home inspection and actually led him to the new position in the city,” said Jones. “Jason looks forward to providing the city with a high level of service and quality billing standards. Jason is an interpretational journeyman Carpenter, primary care paramedic, and a professional home inspection officer.” 

The new Bylaw Compliance and Licensing Officer, Gavin Perry, joined up with the city in early September. Perry was the Volunteer Fire Chief for the town of Coronach for the past eight years and a Deputy Fire Chief for another six. He has also spent 21 years with the Canada Border Services Agency. 

"He brings with him knowledge of law enforcement and public engagement, as well as experiencing judicial proceedings, penalty administration and permitting procedures,” Jones explained. “Gavin will work directly with our bylaw officer, Alex Stephenson. Together their joint services, backgrounds and experiences are a perfect fit as we strengthen our people, leadership and governance to enhance Community safety."