Brief: City of Revelstoke hires technology strategy coordinator

Karilyn Kempton was hired as the City of Revelstoke's technology strategy coordinator.

Karilyn Kempton is the City of Revelstoke's new technology strategy coordinator.

Karilyn Kempton is the City of Revelstoke's new technology strategy coordinator.

Karilyn Kempton was hired as the City of Revelstoke’s technology strategy coordinator.

Kempton has a background in marketing and communications and manages communications for the Canadian Avalanche Association. She is the vice-chair of Community Futures Revelstoke and sits on the city’s Social Development Committee.

She is also the founder of the Stoke List, the popular online classified website.

The city received $100,000 in funding from the provincial Rural Dividend Program and $30,000 from the Economic Opportunity Program to fund the position over two years.

Her duties include promoting Revelstoke as a tech-friendly community, supporting existing technology companies to help them grow, liaising between the schools and the tech community, and working to attract technology businesses to Revelstoke.