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District names interim CAO

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is going through a transition period.

Paul Macklem will be interim chief administrative officer starting April 16, with current CAO Harold Reay retiring at the end of April.

“Paul is an excellent man and he has an excellent track record,” said Jim Edgson, North Westside director.

“He’s a take charge guy who will work with staff and the board.”

Macklem has been involved in local government for more than 25 years and is presently Kelowna’s general manager of corporate services.

It was decided to appoint an interim administrator now so the regional district can reflect on its  operations and services.

A critical task for Macklem will be assisting the board in recruiting a new administrator.

“He can help us move forward and eventually we will have a new, permanent CAO,” said Edgson.

RDCO covers from Peachland to Lake Country, and it has two electoral areas, including the North Westside Road area.

“The regional district is our government,” said Edgson of the electoral areas.

 

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