MOOSE JAW – Moose Jaw City Council is pleased to announce that Maryse Carmichael has been hired as City Manager for the City of Moose Jaw.
The decision was ratified at a Personnel Committee meeting Wednesday, May 3, prior to the public announcement by Mayor Clive Tolley.
“This is an exciting day for our Council and our community,” said Mayor Tolley. “We (Council, with assistance from a contracted executive search firm) focused our efforts to look for someone whose strengths align with the values of Moose Javians and with the values of City employees. Ms. Carmichael’s resume includes a storied career with the Canadian Armed Forces, and she has proven herself as an exceptional leader and communicator in our community and across Canada. We feel she’s the right person to carry forward the positive momentum Moose Jaw has generated over the last few years.”
Originally from Québec City, Maryse Carmichael is a longtime Moose Javian and member of the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. A former flying instructor at CFB (now 15 Wing) Moose Jaw, in 2000 she became the first woman pilot with the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. In 2010 Ms. Carmichael became the Commanding Officer of 431 Squadron, and since her retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces she has held multiple leadership roles with CAE, Canadian manufacturer of simulation technologies and operators of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program at 15 Wing.
Ms. Carmichael’s first day with the City of Moose Jaw will be Tuesday, May 16. The City Manager is responsible for the daily administration of programs and services of the City of Moose Jaw and reports to City Council.