Shawn Boven, AScT

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Shawn Boven, AScT

Chief Administrative Officer

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil Engineering
  • Current Employer: City of Merritt
  • Position: Public Works Manager / Approving Officer
  • Post Secondary: Okanagan College, BCIT
  • High School: George Pringle Senior Secondary School

Career Experience

I was originally recruited out of college to work for the Ministry of Transportation out of Terrace. But within six months of relocating, found myself working for the City of Terrace in the Engineering & Public Works Department, where I discovered my passion. For the past 23 years I have been providing public utility services in various communities including, Terrace, Castlegar, Penticton, and now Merritt. I love the blend between engineering and operational activities.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • As a child I was curious as to how things worked. New toys were quickly dismantled and often reassembled with some kind of modification to make them “better”. This carried on to a love of science so a career in technology was a natural choice.

Career Highlights

  • Engineering Technician I, II, & III City of Terrace
  • Civil Engineering Technologist City of Castlegar
  • Public Works Design Technologist City of Penticton
  • Design Supervisor City of Penticton
  • Public Works Manager / Approving Officer – City of Merritt

Professional & Community Activities

  • ASTT Community Representative since 1993
    Executive Board Director Public Works Association of BC
    Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Working Group
    Local Government Management Association
    Local Government Asset Management “Roadmap” project contributor
    Soccer Coach
    Parent Advisory Council