Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

For Immediate Release
May 19, 2021

Town hires Ed Chow as Chief Administrative Officer

The Town of Oliver is pleased to announce Mr. Ed Chow as its new Chief Administrative Officer effective July 5, 2021.

“One of Council’s highest priorities is to select a qualified CAO for our community, said Mayor Johansen. After a rigorous interview process it was clear Ed has the knowledge, experience and leadership skills to achieve Council’s strategic priorities and continue to advance the Town of Oliver forward. We look forward to working with Ed and are confident he will make an excellent addition to Oliver.”

Mr. Chow will be coming from Alberta where he has held two CAO roles over
the last ten years. Prior to his time in Alberta, he began his local government career with the City of Nelson. His experience in both the private and public sector has given him a well rounded background with skill sets that are ideally suited for the Town’s operations.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join a dedicated team of Council and Staff at the Town of Oliver. As Canada’s Wine Capital, Oliver is rich in heritage, culture, and a quality of life that is second to none, said Mr. Chow. I am looking forward to providing the support Council needs to continue to advance their vision for this special place.”

Mr. Chow has also spent time furthering his education and holds a Masters in Public Administration and the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration. His professional designations as a CPHR, AICP and most recently AMP demonstrates his passion for learning and his dedication to local government business. He is an experienced leader and the Town looks forward
to having him join the Town of Oliver in July.

Ed Chow will be replacing CAO Cathy Cowan who retires June 30 and has
served the Town for 10 years in her 30 years in local government.

Inquiries:
Town of Oliver
250 485 6200


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