District of Sicamous hires Clinton CAO Heidi Frank

The District of Sicamous has hired a full-time chief administrative officer, who will begin work later this summer.

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.”

 

Just Posted

Stolen vehicle evades attempt to spike tires near Sicamous

RCMP are looking for a black late 1990s Ford pickup with a suspension lift and no licence plates

CP vote deadline rescheduled for Friday

The deadline for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference and International Brotherhood of… Continue reading

Shuswap Lake just keeps rising

Regional district officials encourage those with vulnerable properties to prepare early.

Tourism Kelowna adopts sustainability initiative

Responsible to environment key to long-term tourism growth

Herons build new colony near Fifth Street

Duplex developers will follow guidelines to protect birds nesting

Police release video on how to ‘run, hide, fight’ if there’s an active shooter

Vancouver police offer video with input from E-Comm, BC EHS, Vancouver Fire and Rescue

Size, cost set for proposed Vernon cultural facility

Size of new home for museum and art gallery is about 58,000 square feet; cost is $40 million

SilverStar reaches new heights with gondola

Vernon ski resort installing new feature, with opening date set for July 7

Salmon Arm falls to Vernon in womens masters division Soccer

A close game ends 3-2 in favor of Vernon

VIDEO: Campers leave big mess at rural Vancouver Island campsite

Vehicle parts, garbage, a mattress, lawn chairs, beer cans, and even fecal matter left in the area

Crashes, intoxication and thefts keep Chase RCMP busy

May long weekend sees police deal with threats, drunkeness and vehicle break-ins.

Highlights from a week of Shuswap soccer

League play in full swing over the long weekend

30 C in B.C., 30 cm of snow expected for eastern Canada

It might be hot in B.C., but the rest of Canada still dealing with cold

Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day

Most Read