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Cumberland community services manager resigns suddenly

DAVE DURRANT (right) and then-mayor Fred Bates chat with kids while installing a water meter. - File Photo
DAVE DURRANT (right) and then-mayor Fred Bates chat with kids while installing a water meter.
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David Durrant has resigned from his position as community services manager for the Village of Cumberland.
"He's just decided to move on for personal reasons," Sundance Topham, the village's chief administrative officer, said Tuesday. "Which is sad. He's going to be hard to replace. This is not something we were thinking was going to happen...For now, we're going to start the process of looking to replace him."
Durrant, who could not be reached for comment, submitted a short letter expressing a desire to try different things. His resignation was effective immediately due to an accumulation of vacation time.
"He's been working so much over the last year with all the changes going on," said Topham, who last year replaced Anja Nurvo as CAO. "We wish David luck in terms of what he chooses to do in the future."
Durrant, who filled in for Nurvo during the interim, accepted the position for the village in September 2009. He oversaw planning, recreation, parks, public works and the Cumberland fire department.
The Comox Valley-raised Durrant had been a manager in local government for more than 30 years, 25 with the Town of Comox asĀ  director of recreation.
reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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