Mr. Norm McInnis has given notice that he is resigning from his position as Chief Administrative Officer with
the City of Fernie effective June 28, 2019. The Fernie CAO is an accomplished senior municipal leader with a proven track record and has moved on to a new position as CAO of Sooke BC.
“On behalf of Council, we would like to wish Mr. McInnis a sincere congratulations on his new journey. His impact on our organization has been profound and there is no doubt that Norm has left the City of Fernie in a measurably better place, for that we are thankful,” stated Mayor Qualizza. “It has been a great pleasure transitioning into Mayor with Norm by my side and we wish him and his family great success in their future endeavors.”
“I am very grateful to Council, staff and the City of Fernie residents for their support and dedication during my tenure. Fernie is a very special place to live and work, which is a positive reflection of the engaged commitment of the local citizens,” stated Mr. McInnis.
The CAO provides overall management to municipal operations, advises and informs Council on operations and affairs, and is responsible for the implementation of Council’s policies, programs and directions.
Council will consider its options to replace the position of the Chief Administrative Officer in the coming months.
We wish McInnis all the best in Sooke and will miss him in Fernie.