Willa Thorpe leaves position after three years as the City of Prince Rupert’s recreation director. (File photo)

Willa Thorpe leaves position after three years as the City of Prince Rupert’s recreation director. (File photo)

Community and recreation services director steps down

Willa Thorpe leaves position after three years of service

The City of Prince Rupert’s Director of Recreation and Community Services Willa Thorpe has stepped down from her position.

Veronika Stewart, communications manager for the city, confirmed that Thorpe completed her final day with the city Aug 18., and will be pursuing other opportunities in Port Alberni.

In an emailed statement provided to the Northern View, Stewart said that Thorpe was a forward-thinking director who showed strong leadership of her department in the three years she held the position.

“She has made lasting improvements to our facilities and workplace culture, and we are very grateful for her service,” she said. “She has truly been an excellent asset to our management team. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

In a separate emailed statement, Thorpe said that she had thoroughly enjoyed her time in Prince Rupert and felt fortunate to have worked along so many different professionals in the city’s different departments during her time as director.

“The future is very bright for Prince Rupert,” she said. “My family and I will also miss involvement with a variety of sport, music and service-focused initiatives throughout Rupert.”