Last week the city announced the appointment of a new CAO, however, in an update today, Chris Marshall has declined the position.
“I was initially very excited about this opportunity but I have had further discussions with my family and for personal and for family reasons we have determined that this is not the right time to be moving across the country,” he said in a news release.
Marshall lives in Ontario, with 29 years of municipal experience managing large, multi-faceted teams, implementing progressive, sustainable plans and infrastructure design guidelines and with a strong background in planning and development.
Mayor, council and staff will continue the recruitment process and interim CAO Ron Mattiussi will continue to work with the city until the position has been filled.
Dawn Low, former CAO for the city, left in April after 21 years with the city in various positions and serving as CAO since 2019.