The Summer Village of Parkland Beach has a new lady at its helm.
New CAO, Betty Jurykoski assumed the position, Oct. 20.
Jurykoski comes to Parkland Beach with an impressive background of almost 25 years of municipal experience.
She was employed by West Central Planning Agencies (an urban municipal planning agency) for several years, starting out on the front desk and eventually becoming administrator for the agency.
In 2008 she took a job as planning and development officer for the Town of Ponoka where she worked until accepting her position with Parkland Beach.
As well as her municipal experience, Jurykoski has also taken several courses through the University of Alberta to continually upgrade her skills.
She has received her certificate in applied land use planning and level one and level two certificates in local government in municipal administration.
Jurykoski, who lives in Falun near Pigeon Lake said Parkland Beach is a wonderful community and she is looking forward to meeting the residents.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with a smaller core group and looking forward to the summer months.”
The Parkland Beach Summer Village office is open Monday to Wednesday and
Jurykoski invites the public to stop by.
“If I’m here the doors are open. I would love to learn more about my community and any concerns the residents may have. I can’t help them if I don’t know what is going on so if we can sit down and have a conversation that is important.”