Cumberland will need to find a new chief administrative officer.
The Village of Cumberland recently announced that Clayton Postings has resigned as their CAO. His last day was April 22.
“We are very disappointed to see Clayton go, but very happy in the changes he has implemented within the village organization, and the positive culture he has fostered with village staff,” Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird said in a press release.
Postings had been the municipality’s CAO since January 2020. Prior to becoming Cumberland’s CAO, Postings had been the Town of Ladysmith’s director of parks, recreation and culture. He also spent time with the District of Saanich and has worked in the private sector.
It isn’t entirely clear why he resigned, although Mayor Baird notes that he has found a new opportunity.
“We certainly respect Clayton’s difficult decision to take on another opportunity that will result in more time spent with his young family and we wish him well in his future endeavours,” she added.
Cumberland’s chief financial officer and deputy CAO has been appointed as the interim CAO until a permanent replacement can be found, according to the village’s website.
“We are very lucky to have capable leadership in our organization that will allow staff to continue to move forward with their current work plans and allow Council an opportunity to ensure they continue to be supported effectively,” said Braid.