Comox CAO recognized for long service to town

The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators acknowledged Comox's chief administrative officer for service to the town.

Honouring his long-serving commitment to the Town of Comox, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators formally acknowledged its chief administrative officer with its Long Service Recognition Awards Program.The awards are based on the number of years of full-time, paid employment in municipal government in a management capacity. They are granted at 10 years and given in five-year increments. Comox CAO Richard Kanigan has actually completed 18 years of municipal service in a management capacity, however, due to the fact the program is in its first year, he is being awarded with the pin of the previous recognition year. • • •A motion to forward a letter to federal and provincial politicians from the Town of Comox concerning the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement was tabled until some councillors return from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in June.Coun. Barbara Price presented councillors Wednesday with the motion, which 61 public agencies and municipalities have passed similar resolutions.The resolution notes Canada and the European Union have been negotiating a trade agreement, whereas the EU and EU-based corporations are insisting on unobstructed access to procurement by subnational governments, including municipalities, school boards and other provincial agencies.It added this could significantly reduce or eliminate the right to specify local priorities when public money is invested in goods, services or capital projects.photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com