Sayward finally has a chief administrative officer.
The Village of Sayward recently announced that it has hired Ann MacDonald as its new CAO.
MacDonald replaces former village CAO Lisa Clark, who resigned in March.
“Ann brings a wealth of experience as a planner, administrator, policy director, facilitator and mediator and we are happy to have her join us,” Village of Sayward acting Mayor Norm Kirschner said in a press release.
The chief administrative officer position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the municipality and is often the highest-ranking position within a municipal government.
MacDonald, the release notes, spent years in various roles with the Yukon government and more recently held positions with the Comox Valley Regional District and the Regional District of Mount Waddington.
She holds a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in community and regional planning and has a mediation certification from the Justice Institute of BC.
“Taking on this role of CAO for the Village of Sayward is a wonderful opportunity for me to serve the residents of the Village of Sayward and to spend time in yet another beautiful part of Vancouver Island,” MacDonald said in the release. “I am a big fan of public service, the work that we all chip in to have done to take care of each other in ways we cannot do alone.”
MacDonald will begin her role on Nov. 30, the day the village’s new mayor and two councillors are expected to be sworn in.