New Nakusp CAO starts June 1

CAO of Keremeos Laurie Taylor was selected because of her extensive experience and knowledge in municipal government.

After the announcement of the departure of the former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Linda Tynan in March, the hunt was on for her replacement. CAO of Keremeos Laurie Taylor applied for the position and was selected because of her extensive experience and knowledge in municipal government.

Taylor spoke to the Arrow Lakes News, “I’ve been at this 38 years, and I’m excited to be coming to Nakusp. For one thing, it is stunningly beautiful and different to where I am now. For another, it’s a bigger village with more staff and you’ve got that great leading edge water and sewer system.”

Taylor starts June 1 and will arrive a week or two before with her dog, Toby. They have a home lined up and movers are booked.

“I’m coming a little early to get settled so I don’t have to worry about unpacking and starting a new job at the same time,” Taylor explained.

Village council took part in the final interview and Mayor Karen Hamling said, “We all felt Laurie was our best fit.  I am very pleased to have her on board and looking forward to working with her.”

The CAO is also the corporate officer whose responsibilities include the village staff and ensuring that council follows the local government act and the community charter when making decisions. The Nakusp CAO needs to have experience with land planning, budgets and human resources, among other things.


Just Posted

Nakusp’s new Caribou Society wants a say in management of animals

Community input is necessary for effective protection, say proponents

Paramedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

Update: Car located in Pend d’Oreille River, teenagers remain missing

A fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale to help support the family

Two missing in Pend d’Oreille crash

A 15-year-old male and 18-year-old female both from Fruitvale are missing and presumed deceased

Judge: Nelson not liable for snowbank injury

A woman sued the city after injuring herself in 2015

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

Minor injury cap, court restrictions take effect April 1 in B.C.

B.C., feds accused of ‘environmental racism’ over Site C, Mount Polley

Amnesty International Canada says governments failed to recognize threats to Indigenous peoples

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street

Four people spat on in ‘random, unprovoked’ assaults: Vancouver police

Police ask additional victims to come forward after woman in a wheelchair spat on

Most Read