City of Winnipeg’s top finance official announces retirement

City of Winnipeg’s top finance official announces retirement
Manitoba

The City of Winnipeg has begun searching for a new chief financial officer after Catherine Kloepfer announced she is retiring at the end of May.

Chief financial cfficer Catherine Kloepfer’s last day is May 31

An older woman with shoulder-length blond hair is smiling and looking at the camera.
Catherine Kloepfer has been the chief financial officer for the City of Winnipeg since March 2021. (Submitted by City of Winnipeg)

The City of Winnipeg has begun searching for a new top financial official.

Chief financial officer Catherine Kloepfer announced she is retiring at the end of May.

On Wednesday, the city formed a recruitment committee to find a replacement.

The committee consists of Couns. Jeff Browaty, Cindy Gilroy and John Orlikow, along with chief administrative officer Michael Jack.

In a statement, Mayor Scott Gillingham thanked Kloepfer and wished her well in her retirement.

Kloepfer was appointed CFO in March 2021. Before that, she worked at the Winnipeg Airports Authority. 

The chief financial officer is one of four statutory positions included in the City of Winnipeg Charter appointed directly by council, along with the chief administrative officer, the head clerk and the city auditor.

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Cameron MacLean is a journalist for CBC Manitoba living in Winnipeg, where he was born and raised. He has more than a decade of experience reporting in the city and across Manitoba, covering a wide range of topics, including courts, politics, housing, arts, health and breaking news. Email story tips to [email protected].

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