Tuesday, November 23, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“Surveys confirm the number of new trees attacked by mountain pine beetle have declined from a year ago.”
- Mel Knight  
- Sustainable Resource   
Development Minister   
 
Tully Clifford, former Public Works Director for the City of Slovang, Cali., began the next stage in his career as Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass last week.
Replacing Gordon Lundy, Clifford brings with him a wealth of experience overseeing construction, tourism and special community events (among numerous other things) for the City of Slovang, where he has been for the past four years.
Clifford said he wanted to come to The Pass because he felt it would be a rewarding challenge for him professionally.
“I think I can make a difference here,” he said. “This is an excellent area. I would like to see it gain more recognition, not only in Alberta, but also beyond that. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to make that happen.”
Prior to his work in Slovang, Clifford worked for four years with the City of Santa Barbara, Cali., several years as an independent consultant, and 12 years with the City of Calgary, where he was born and raised.
Clifford’s parents, siblings and two children also currently live in Calgary, and he said this only added to the appeal to moving back north.
“I will get to see them a lot more,” he said, adding with a laugh, “although they did enjoy the warmth and the beach when they came to visit me.”
His first week with the municipality was in stark contrast, weather wise, to California.
 
“I haven’t had to deal with snow for the past eight years,” he said. “I always visited during non-winter months.”
He added that he looks forward to utilizing all the precipitation by purchasing a ski pass to the Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill.
Work n Play
Tully Clifford
All fun and joking aside, Clifford said he has a lot to get up to speed on when it comes to issues in the community, and once he is caught up, he hopes to become very involved with the community.
“I am interested in the community service aspect of things,” he said. “That is what I didn’t like about consulting – there was no interaction with the community.”
During his time in California, he worked on a lot of special events and parades, where he worked closely with police and the fire departments.
“As long as people are involved and engaged, we can deal with any differences as they arise,” he said. “If you’re not involved with your community, you’re done from day one.”
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