News Release – CAO Retiring

News Release – CAO Retiring

Chief Administrative Officer – Retirement

For Immediate Release

January 12, 2021

Oliver Council Announces CAO Retirement

Chief Administrative Officer Cathy Cowan will be retiring at the end of June after ten years of service with the Town of Oliver.

Cowan says, “That 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”.

“After 30 years working in local government, including nearly ten years with the Town of Oliver as the Corporate Officer and CAO, 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). I plan to officially retire at the end of June, 2021”, Cowan said.

Mayor Martin Johansen stated, “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.

Town of Oliver
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