Acting CAO Leaving For New Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 6, 2013: Ron Tripp, who has been serving as the Town of Fort Erie’s Chief Administrative Officer for the past year and a half, has announced he is leaving his post to pursue an exciting new opportunity as Director of Transportation and Environmental Services for the City of St. Catharines.

A results-oriented leader, Ron took over as Director of Infrastructure Services for the Town in April 2005. Under his direction, the Town has undertaken many important infrastructure projects such as the $28 million Frenchman’s Creek Trunk Sewer, which has opened up land for both residential and employment development. Ron has also been integral in identifying the infrastructure gap and putting in place strategies to see that gap closed through the budgeting process. He has also played a major role in moving the Canadian Motor Speedway project forward.

“Ron has done an outstanding job for the municipality both in his role as Director, where he was highly regarded by his peers in the engineering community, and most recently leading us through a transition period as Chief Administrative Officer”, stated Mayor Doug Martin. “Ron’s departure will be a great loss to the Town but we wish him and his family all the best in his new role in St. Catharines”.

“I have been fortunate to not only be a part of this community, but to also contribute to its improvement. I was privileged to be part of a fantastic team who achieve so much everyday with limited resources. The Town staff is an incredibly capable and devoted group of people. I will also miss working alongside Mayor Martin. His unwavering care for this community and his commitment to its success are unmatched”, said Tripp.

Tripp’s last day with the Town is Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The recruitment of his successor will begin immediately.

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For more information, contact
Tom Mather
Manager, Human Resources
905.871.1600 Ext. 2202

Link to PDF: Media Release

2 thoughts on “Acting CAO Leaving For New Opportunity

  1. Lesley North

    Ron Tripp will be greatly missed by now only Town Hall but also by many of us in the community. Good Luck Ron. St. Catharines is lucky to have such a qualified addition to their staff. I feel terrible for the way you were treated by the majoriety of council (that would be the 4 – 3) when it came to filling the position of CAO.

  2. Robin Vassallo

    Congratulations Ron. It has been a pleasure to know you and work with you on occasion. I wish you all the luck in the world. St. Catharines sure picked a winner. Fort Erie’s loss. Such a shame you are leaving, but certainly can’t blame you in the least.

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