FORT ERIE (October 20, 2021) The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Tom Kuchyt has announced his retirement from the Town of Fort Erie effective February 2022, after 14 years of service with the municipality.
To ensure the Town finds the right candidate, the Town will be enlisting the services of an outside hiring firm along with a recruitment committee consisting of Mayor Wayne Redekop, Councillor Marina Butler and Councillor George McDermott.
“On behalf of Council and staff, I wish to thank Tom for his tremendous work with the Town of Fort Erie and congratulate him on a municipal career that has been nothing short of outstanding. While Tom has always preferred to work behind the scenes, his body of knowledge and desire for excellence have left an indelible mark on Town operations and our entire community. Tom will be hard to replace,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop.
As approved by council, members of the recruitment committee are required to actively participate in the process and are expected to make attendance a top priority. The first meeting of the recruitment committee is expected to take place this month.
As part of the recruitment process, the committee will be providing regular updates to the balance of council and the public. It is anticipated that the hiring process will take between three and five months to complete.