John Moore has been the District of Sicamous Bylaw Enforcement Officer since the summer of 2020. He first started at the District as a temporary replacement, but when December of 2020 rolled around, it was clear that he was a good fit for the community and he was hired as the full-time officer.
"Working for the District with a focus on education before enforcement has allowed me to renew my passion for teaching," shared John. "Most violations are from a lack of understanding on the requirements of District bylaws."
John is a friendly face around town. He is always willing to speak with residents and visitors about the bylaws that are in place to make Sicamous a safe and welcoming community. He is an advocate for education over enforcement and has taken an active role in developing resources and initiatives to spread the word about the bylaws that are in effect within District boundaries. An example of this is the "Did You Know" bylaw series that is shared via the Bylaws & Bylaw Enforcement webpage and District social media channels.
Exciting things are coming down the line in regards to bylaw education in Sicamous. John is working with the District communications team to create a series of fun and educational videos meant to familiarize residents with District bylaws. Stay tuned for the first video, set to launch in the coming weeks, which addresses the District of Sicamous Fireworks Bylaw!
When John is off the job, he spends as much time as possible outside working on his lawn and keeping the weeds down in the garden. Next time you see John around town, be sure to say hello and ask him any of your pressing bylaw questions!
For more information on District bylaws, please visit the Bylaws & Bylaw Enforcement webpage.