The Town of Oliver’s chief administrative officer, Cathy Cowan, has announced her retirement for the end of June.
Cowan has spent 10 years with the town and 30 years total in local government.
“During my time in local government, I have been fortunate enough to accomplish many career goals, and over the past few years I had the privilege and opportunity to work with an excellent team in Oliver,” Cowan said in a press release.
“I have decided that it is time for me to retire from public service and spend more time with my family, volunteering and travelling (once we get the OK).”
Mayor Martin Johansen said: “Through the benefit of Cathy’s strong leadership, council has been fortunate to make significant progress on its many priorities. Her efforts have also ensured Oliver is well-positioned financially to manage the immediate challenges of COVID-19 and plan for economic recovery in the future. Cathy’s legacy includes excellent working relationships with all levels of government, including the Osoyoos Indian Band, along with plans and documents to guide the community in the development of the downtown and Station Street.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Cathy during my first term as mayor, and on behalf of council and the community, I wish to say thank you for your service to the Town of Oliver.”
There is no word yet on a replacement for Cowan.
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