Jasper's top administrator stepping down
Jasper National Park is changing up its Supe of the day.
Greg Fenton, who’s been Jasper’s Superintendent since 2007, has accepted an assignment as Special Advisor, Development Regulations, with Parks Canada.
Replacing him will be Alan Fehr, who acted in the position when Fenton took a five month leave last November. Fenton will leave his position September 7; Fehr will take over November 1.
After 35 years with Parks Canada, Fenton is looking forward to his new assignment prior to retiring from Parks Canada and the Federal Public Service, a memo from Parks Canada said.
Fenton’s tenure has included its share of local controversy, including the consideration of commercial development at Maligne Lake, significant slashes to the local field unit in 2012 and sweeping winter closures to backcountry ski areas in the name of caribou conservation. Some of his legacy projects have included improved relations with First Nations stakeholders, increased collaboration with the Municipality of Jasper and ratifying the Jasper Partnership Initiative.
Fenton and his wife, Libby Weir, will continue to make the community their home following his retirement.