Kathleen Soltis, a long-time civic employee and city resident, has been unanimously appointed by Prince George city council to the position of city manager.
“On behalf of council, I would like to congratulate Ms. Soltis, who brings a wealth of knowledge and municipal expertise to the role of city manager,” said Mayor Lyn Hall, in a press release. “For the past 17 years, Ms. Soltis has served as the Director of Corporate Services and as the city’s chief financial officer. As a life-long resident of Prince George, she cares deeply about this community. We look forward to the stability and experience that Ms. Soltis will bring to our organization, and we know that residents and employees will benefit greatly from her leadership.”
Soltis has been acting city manager since January when city and former city manager Beth James parted ways. According to 250News, James will be on paid leave until September. Soltis also served as acting city manager in late 2012 when Derek Bates retired.
Soltis will receive an annual salary of $222,000 plus $500 per month for a vehicle
allowance. Her contract is for a three-year period with a one-year renewal option.
She holds a master’s of business administration from UBC and has worked for the city for nearly 29 years.