Media Advisory: City of Corner Brook Senior Staff Appointments

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

Melissa Wiklund, City Manager is pleased to announce the following appointments in  the organization:

Mr. Darren Charters has been appointed to the position Director of Community, Engineering, Development & Planning. This position is responsible for overseeing the departmental delivery of community development, building inspection, municipal planning, engineering, recreation, sustainable development, economic development and the operation of the Corner Brook Civic Centre.

Mr. Charters has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Civil Engineering and over twenty years of experience working in a municipal environment in Fredericton, NB.  He has had responsibility for traffic, transportation and transit services. Mr. Charter’s appointment will take effect on September 5, 2017.

Mr. Donald Burden, has been appointed to the position of Director of Public Works, Water & Wastewater, moving from the position of Assistant Director of Infrastructure & Public Works. Mr. Burden’s appointment takes place effective immediately.

Mr. Steve Colbourne, has been appointed to the newly-created position of Manager of Corporate Projects, moving from the position of Manager of Human Resources. This position was identified in the Corporate Priorities report in 2017 to support Strategic Priority I: Invest in Quality Infrastructure Development, Asset Management (Goal C).

The position of Manager of Human Resources will be advertised and a selection process will consider both internal and external candidates. Mr. Colbourne will remain in his current role as Manager until a successor is appointed.

The City is excited to have completed these changes to our organizational structure, and look forward to moving forward with the priorities and projects for the City.




Melissa Wiklund City Manager

July 28, 2017,  12:30 p.m.