RDCO in search of new CAO
Wayne Moore - Jan 13, 2023 - People in Business

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After a decade on the job and 35 years in local government, Brian Reardon is calling it a career.

The chief administrative officer with the Regional District of Central Okanagan is retiring this summer, sparking an extensive search for his replacement.

District spokesman Bruce Smith said the district, as part of its succession plan, has been working with Vancouver-based headhunting company Leaders International to search for a new CAO.

Reardon moved into the role in April 2013, taking over from Paul Macklem, who held the position on a one-year interim basis.

Previously, Reardon had served as CAO of the North Okanagan Regional District and administrative leader of the Strathcona Regional District.

Reardon was recognized in 2019 with the Local Government Managers Association President’s Award and a Long Service Award in 2022.

“The chief administrative officer has overall responsibility for the management and operations of the Regional District of Central Okanagan,” the job posting states.

“Under the policy direction of the chair and regional board, the chief administrative officer performs a wide range of complex administrative activities related to the effective operations of the regional district of Central Okanagan.”

Pending the outcome of the search, Smith says the RDCO hopes a new CAO can be in place by late spring.

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