The city is shaking up its administration with two new directors to replace former director of public safety Dennis Marchiori and Dennis Kefalas, former director of public works who was also once the city senior administrative officer.

The two department heads left amid an inquiry into misconduct allegations against municipal enforcement division manager Doug Gillard.

Chris Greencorn is named the new director of public safety for the city of Yellowknife.
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A former city employee, Chris Greencorn, is the new director of public works and engineering, effective July 9.

Greencorn worked with the department from 2004 to 2017 and served three years as the department director. He briefly left the city to work as a project manager before returning to his new post, replacing Kefalas.

Eric Bussey is the new director of public safety, replacing Dennis Marchiori on July 23. Bussey has 25 years of experience as the director of emergency management for the GNWT, managing major operations and disaster recovery.

Bussey was also responsible for the NWT Fire Protection Program and the fire marshal.

“I’m looking forward to having these two highly skilled Yellowknifers join our senior management team” said senior administrative officer Sheila Bassi-Kellett.

“Given their knowledge and experience, I believe Eric and Chris will contribute significantly to their respective areas and in turn will benefit our community overall.”

Avery Zingel

Avery Zingel is a reporter and photographer in Yellowknife, regularly covering environment, health and territorial politics. Avery is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism and Political...

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