CAO RESIGNS                                Linda Tynan, Summerland’s chief administrative officer, has resigned from her role. She has been with the municipality of Summerland since 2015.                                (Summerland Review file photo)

CAO RESIGNS Linda Tynan, Summerland’s chief administrative officer, has resigned from her role. She has been with the municipality of Summerland since 2015. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s CAO resigns

Linda Tynan had served with the municipality since 2015

Linda Tynan, Summerland’s chief administrative officer, has resigned from her position at the municipality.

Tynan had been with the municipality since 2015 and during her time, she worked with council initiatives including the Summerland Arts and Cultural Centre and Summerland’s solar project.

“I am very proud of all of the initiatives that got underway during the four years that I was CAO in Summerland and expect that many positive things will result from some of those over the next while,” Tynan said. “I will miss many of the district staff as they are committed to the community and the organization. I will especially miss working with many of the individuals from the community that I was fortunate to work with.”

Her resignation on Monday took effect immediately.

Tynan said she made the decision to leave the municipality for personal reasons.

“It was time to make a change,” she said. “I was splitting my time between two households — one in Summerland and one in Nelson. The traveling started to get to be too much and I missed being with my family during the week.”

Corine Gain, Summerland’s director of development services, will serve as acting CAO for the municipality.

Mayor Toni Boot said the municipality will now begin the process of finding a replacement for Tynan, likely by hiring an interim CAO first and then searching for a permanent CAO.

READ ALSO: Business as usual, despite planning department staff changes

READ ALSO: Summerland’s solar power array on schedule

Boot said the search process will likely take until late spring.

“This is the highest staff level we have,” she said.

She added that after a municipal election, there is movement of senior level municipal staff members in communities around the province.

The latest municipal election, when Boot was elected as mayor, replacing Peter Waterman, was held just over six months ago, on Oct. 20.

“It’s not uncommon within the first six months after an election for a CAO position to be vacated and for someone else to step in,” Boot said.

She added that Tynan was not forced to resign from her role with Summerland.

“Linda and I had a really good relationship,” Boot said, adding that when Tynan was hired by the municipality, she was working with a new council.

None of the six councillors elected in the 2014 municipal election had ever served at the Summerland council table, and only one had previous experience at a local government in Ontario. In addition, Waterman, who was elected mayor at that time, had previously served as a councillor but not as mayor.

Tynan, who has spent 16 years in municipal government, has not decided what lies ahead for her.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)
Peachland set to star in fantasy thriller film about N’xaxaitk’w — a.k.a. the Ogopogo

The film will follow an Indigenous teen as she navigates peer pressure, bullying and identity

Fruit farmers in the Okanagan and Creston valleys are in desperate need of cherry harvesters amid COVID-19 work shortages. (Photo: Unsplash/Abigail Miller)
‘Desperate’ need for workers at Okanagan cherry farms

Fruit farmers are worried they’ll have to abandon crops due to COVID-19 work shortages

Earls On Top at 211 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Downtown Kelowna’s Earls ordered closed after COVID-19 transmission

Earls on Top on Bernard Avenue will be closed from June 18 to June 27

Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic planned for Kelowna

Clinic at Kelowna Secondary School from June 22 to 24 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dereck Donald Sears. (Contributed/Crimestoppers)
Murder charge laid in relation to suspicious Kelowna death

Dereck Donald Sears is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Darren Middleton

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Jeanette Megens
KCR: Volunteering is sharing your story

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

British Columbia’s premier says he’s received a second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. (Twitter/John Horgan)
B.C. premier gets 2nd dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

John Horgan shared a photo of himself on social media Friday afternoon holding a completed vaccination card

A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS
No winning ticket sold for Friday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

The huge jackpot has remained unclaimed for several weeks now

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(File photo)
Penticton not holding Canada Day activities out of respect for Indigenous people

Cities across B.C. are cancelling the holiday after an increased spotlight on Canada’s dark history

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Most Read