Promotion marks Sherry Person’s 20th year with the City of Prince Albert

Tyler Clarke
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The city’s upcoming city clerk Sherry Person is seen at work during Monday’s executive committee meeting as interim city clerk. At the June 23 city council meeting, the city’s elected officials are expected to reiterate their vote of Monday and move Person up from interim to permanent, effective July 1. 

“She was groomed for the job,” Mayor Greg Dionne said of Sherry Person, who’s expected to take on the city clerk position on a permanent basis next month.


The city’s previous clerk, Cliff Skauge, retired in March after 32 years with the City of Prince Albert -- a timeframe interrupted by a short stint as Shellbrook Hospital’s administrator in the mid-’90s.

At 20 years into her municipal career at the City of Prince Albert, Person credits Skauge and others at city hall, including present and past city managers, with showing her the ins and outs of municipal business.

“The interesting part to me is the council,” she said. “We do the corporate records for the organization, so records management is very interesting to me.”

Person will also take over Skauge’s role as the city’s returning officer during civic elections. She’ll also keep city council on track with The Cities Act during council business, making sure everything follows policy and procedure.

I really enjoy working for the City of Prince Albert -- Great people. Sherry Person

Person joined the City of Prince Albert in 1994 after receiving post-secondary training at Prince Albert’s SIAST Woodland Campus.

She entered the municipality in the city planning office’s clerical department, subsequently moving her way up into the city clerk’s office.

Continuing her upward momentum, she was named acting city clerk after Skauge’s retirement in March, and at Monday’s city council meeting the city’s elected officials seemed keen on making the position permanent.

Their unanimous support of Person’s promotion is expected to be cemented at the June 23 city council meeting, with the promotion effective July 1.

“I really enjoy working for the City of Prince Albert,” Person said. “Great people.”

Organizations: Shellbrook Hospital, Prince Albert

Geographic location: Prince Albert

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