The District of Sicamous has hired a full-time chief administrative officer, who will begin work later this summer.
Last week Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton formally announced that Heidi Frank has been hired to take on the CAO position from interim CAO Doug Ruttan. Frank, who currently serves as the Village of Clinton’s CAO, is expected to begin work with the District of Sicamous as of Aug. 1.
In a news release, Trouton says Frank brings with her “a wealth of experience, leadership and skill to the role, and that he looks forward to “working with her to enhance district initiatives and bring positive, creative solutions to Sicamous’ unique resort status to ensure Sicamous is a vibrant, livable and prosperous community.”
Trouton told the News that Frank had been hired through an extensive process undertaken by council, with the guidance of hired consultant, Tracey Lorenson of Paragon Strategic Services Ltd.
“Council feels comfortable with the choice and we’re looking forward to it,” he said.
At council’s request, Ruttan came out of retirement to serve as interim administrator after council let go former CAO Alan Harris in January.
Ruttan says the job has lasted a little bit longer than anticipated, but he’s fine with that.
Asked what his plans are when August comes round, Ruttan was quick to answer.
“Getting my golf game back up,” laughs Ruttan. “Which I have not been able to do.”