Andrew Hicik’s job at Sidney Town Hall had been the same for six years – manager of finance. That changed this week with his promotion to director of corporate services.
The new job, which focuses mainly on the financial operations of the town (ie. budgeting, financial reporting), is one Hicik said he’s eager to take on.
“I’m happy to be given this opportunity,” he said. “The challenge will be to not only carry on the work that happened by my predecessors, but to try and improve it all the time. … I want to bring some of my own past experience to the role.”
Prior to coming to Sidney, Hicik worked in local governments in Metchosin, Langley and the District of Lake Country.
“Having the experience of working at different size organizations has given me some insights into how they all operate, and allowed me to be exposed to initiatives that you might not see in the smaller places,” he said.
Sidney Mayor Larry Cross cited Hicik’s “professionalism and attention to detail” as assets to the town.
The director position was vacated by Valla Tinney, after she accepted a role as director of finance with the District of Saanich.
A process to find a new manager of finance will begin shortly.