The City of Dryden has a new Chief Administrative Officer. Roger Nesbitt will be taking over the position on April 14.

“I am pleased to accept this leadership position and very excited to continue working with the great staff at the City of Dryden and all of our community partners as the City’s CAO.” said Nesbitt.

The city notes that Nesbitt has over 10 years of experience with the City of Dryden. He has previously worked as part of the Senior Management Team and as the Information Technology Manager – who is responsible for all aspects of technology across the entire municipal organization.

“On behalf of City Council and Staff, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Nesbitt to the new role as CAO,” said Deputy Mayor Mary Trist. “He will serve our community very well as we move forward with many exciting projects. He is a proven, effective leader with years of senior municipal management experience. This is also a great opportunity to promote from within our experienced Senior Management Team.”

Nesbitt’s selection for the position comes after several council meetings to discuss recruitment options for a new CAO. The search began after current CAO Ernie Remillard announced his resignation, effective on April 13.

Since 2011, the city has now had nine people serve as CAO, or interim CAO: Ernie Remillard, Nick Beyak, John Cummings, Andre Larabie, Debra Kincaid, Art Wellington, Janet McNaughton, Joe Van Koeverden and Arie Hoogenboom.

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