RM of Edenwold continues CAO search

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The RM of Edenwold will go a little longer yet without a permanent chief administrative officer in place, following the retirement of Kim McIvor.

A possible replacement candidate for McIvor was preparing for a move to the area in December but for family reasons was not able to make the move.For now that leaves Karen Zaharia, the RM’s assistant administrator, as acting CAO, with Jedlic also assisting with some of the CAO duties on a temporary basis.

“We had initiated a search to replace (McIvor) last summer and into the fall,” Jedlic said. “We had a number of excellent candidates and ultimately one we worked with over a period of time who surely would have been an excellent candidate for the RM of Edenwold.”

Due to personal circumstances, that candidate withdrew during late stages of the search process. That forced the RM of re-initiate the search process.

While the CAO search continues, Reeve Mitchell Huber has also assisted with administration duties in the interim.

The CAO opening has been posted by Boyden Canada, an executive search firm. Job requirements include having a Rural Class A certificate in Local Government Administration or a relevant professional degree, along with 10 years of related municipal government experience.

Keith Borkowsky, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Quad Town Forum