Village on hunt for new CAO

Laurie Taylor is resigning as CAO of the village of Keremeos.


Laurie Taylor is resigning as CAO of the village of Keremeos.

An official press release regarding the sudden resignation was handed out during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

“It is with regret that Mayor and Council announce the resignation of Laurie Taylor as CAO. Ms. Taylor has been with the village for over three years and during her tenure she has accomplished a large number of projects,” the release stated.

Taylor’s resignation was not addressed until almost the end of the meeting when Mayor Manfred Bauer looked for support to start the recruiting process of finding a new CAO.

“We wish Laurie all the best but of course unfortunately for us that means we need to find a new CAO,” Bauer said.

The village will rely on the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen staff to handle the recruitment process.

Council approved spendimg of up to $13,264 on the recruitment process.

“This is the budget we’ve set. It can not go any higher than that. It must pay for the entire recruitment process,” he said.

Keremeos contracts the RDOS to help in hiring senior management because it cannot afford to employ a human resources department of its own.

The money will go towards time spent on recruiting, advertising, promotion and anything else related to finding a new CAO.

Taylor will start her new role with the village of Nakusp starting June 1.

In the prepared press release it stated Taylor will miss her staff in Keremeos the most.

“It has been very rewarding working with this group of people. Not only are they knowledgeable and dedicated but they also make the Village Office a happy place to work,” the release stated.

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