Municipal officials in Inverness Co. say things are going very well as they look forward to a new chief administrative officer.
Betty Ann MacQuarrie, the warden of the municipality, says some candidates have been eliminated by members of a firm that’s been hired, and staff members hope to have five or six candidates in for interviews.
She says Tanya Tibbo, the municipality’s chief financial officer, has taken on chief administrative officer duties on an interim basis.
MacQuarrie tells The Hawk they’ll be able to start working with the new hire on an important piece.
“(There’s) a new strategic plan to go along with the new hiring, which will be very helpful,” she says. “We’ll all be on the same page, and all have a plan to work together on.”
The municipality has been without a CAO since Joe O’Connor retired in October.
MacQuarrie says members of the firm are narrowing down candidates.
“We’re hoping that there will be interviews,” she says. “The position recruitment has been narrowed down to a certain number- we’re not sure how many yet.”
MacQuarrie says councillors will conduct the interviews.
She says they expect to have those candidates early in January, with the goal of filling the position by the middle of January.