The search is beginning for a new Chief Administrative Officer at the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD).
Former ACRD CAO Russell Dyson announced his resignation in February as he had accepted the position of CAO at the Comox Valley Regional District in Courtenay, a larger district.
“The regional district has just retained the Waterhouse Executive Search to assist in the recruitment process, so that is just getting underway,” said Wendy Thomson, who has taken over acting CAO duties at the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
The outside firm, Thomson said, has proposed a 12-week recruitment process to find a new CAO.
Dyson, born and raised in the Alberni Valley, worked for many years with the City of Port Alberni before taking over the CAO job at the regional district six years ago.
Dyson’s last official day with the ACRD is May 12.