Edmontonâ€™s chief financial officer Lorna Rosen is quitting her job to become Albertaâ€™s deputy minister of education.
Rosen, who started with the city as general manager of public works five years ago, will leave her position in January.
â€œItâ€™s just an opportunity for me to perhaps get into a larger policy discussion and perhaps wield a little more influence,â€� she told reporters.
â€œI think Iâ€™m leaving (staff) in a really good position.â€�
Rosen said she isnâ€™t an educator, but spent 11 years working on the business side with the Edmonton public school board.
Mayor Don Iveson said it has been â€œphenomenalâ€� working with Rosen, city CFO since May 2010.
â€œI for one â€¦ am glad you will still be involved in public administration.â€�