Jeffrey Humble, Yellowknife’s director of planning, resigns

Yellowknife City Hall. (Supplied by MyTrueNorthNow.com staff.)
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Another senior staff member with the City of Yellowknife is leaving their position.

Jeffrey Humble, the city’s director of planning and development for the past decade, has resigned from his position to assume the same job in Peterborough, Ont.

In a short press release issued Wednesday, the city said it remains to be seen when his last day will be.

Jeffrey Humble has worked as the city's director of planning and development for the last decade.
Jeffrey Humble has worked as the city’s director of planning and development for the last decade.

On Tuesday, two news outlets based in Peterborough reported that Humble had been hired to be the director of planning and development there.

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“The city would like to thank Mr. Humble for his professional dedication over the past 10 years to our community,” read a statement issued by the City of Yellowknife Wednesday morning.

“On behalf of the City of Yellowknife, we wish Mr. Humble the best in his new position at the City of Peterborough as their new director of planning and development.”

Humble’s departure marks the latest shakeup at city hall.

Just six weeks ago, the city announced that senior administrative officer, Dennis Kefalas, would be returning to his previous role as director of public works.

That position became open when the previous director, Chris Greencorn, accepted a separate position within the department.

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Less than a month after that, Darcy Hernblad announced his retirement from the city’s fire division.

The former fire chief spent over 30 years fighting fires in Yellowknife and five years as chief before calling it a career in late October.

Around the same time, deputy fire chief Mike Hoffman also left the division after four years on the job.

The city says a recruitment process to replace Humble will begin shortly.

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