Clayton Postings will be the new CAO for Cumberland. Photo, Town of Ladysmith

Clayton Postings to fill new post as Cumberland CAO

New Village administrator comes to the community from Ladysmith

The Village of Cumberland has hired its new chief administrative officer.

On Nov. 26, Mayor Leslie Baird announced in a news release that the Village has hired Clayton Postings to take over as CAO in the new year. He will officially start on Jan. 13, 2020.

“Clayton joins us from Ladysmith, where he served as director of parks, recreation and culture for a period of six years (2013-2019) and before that with the District of Saanich for five years (2011 -2015) where he served as manager of the G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre. Clayton has also worked in the private sector with a company, which operated P3 ice sheet facilities in Ontario and North Vancouver,” Baird said in the news release.’”

Council had recently engaged James R. Craven and Associates for a nation-wide executive search for the next CAO throughout the summer and into the fall. The Village received resumes and expressions of interest from more than 75 potential candidates. The job was posted until the end of September.

“During our recent weekend of interviews, we interviewed four candidates from western Canada. Clayton was the unanimous choice of the interview committee, which was composed of all members of Council,” Baird added.

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The Village has enlisted the services of Tanalee Hesse, who had worked for the Village of Hazelton, to work as interim CAO this fall to fill the gap after Cumberland and former CAO Sundance Topham parted ways in late July. Other senior staff had also filled in prior to Hesse’s arrival.



mike.chouinard@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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