OCTOBER 15, 2021 – PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – The City of Prince Rupert is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Buchan as our City Manager.
Rob Buchan, Ph.D., FCIP, is a highly accomplished local government management professional with over 30 years of professional experience including 11 years as a Chief Administrative Officer. He has developed a successful planning and development company. He is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and has been an instructor at the University of Victoria. His professional work in official community plans, affordable housing, revitalization, trail planning, food system planning, and interface fire hazard planning has won 19 awards of excellence. In 2009, Rob was inducted into the Canadian Institute of Planners College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Planning in Canada. In 2018 he was awarded the Distinguished Member award by the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia.
“I am very excited to be the new City Manager for the City of Prince Rupert. The previous City Manager, Bob Long, and Council have been highly successful moving the City towards a new and bright future. It is an honour and great responsibility to continue this work with the community, a very talented staff team, and the Mayor and Council to bring the City forward.”
“After an extensive search, City Council is pleased to welcome Dr. Rob Buchan as Prince Rupert’s next City Manager” said Mayor Lee Brain. “With over 30 years of local government experience, and a proven track record developing affordable housing and community revitalization, Dr. Buchan was the prime candidate to take Prince Rupert to the next level under our Rupert 2030 vision.”
We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Buchan.
Rosa Miller, Corporate Administrator
City of Prince Rupert