Fort Erie CAO calls it a day, set to retire February 2022

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Published November 5, 2021 at 3:22 pm

After being Fort Erie’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) since 2015, Tom Kuchyt is calling it a day, recently announcing his retirement, effective February 2022.

“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,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop.

“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.”

But, of course, now remains the task of finding a replacement so Fort Erie will be hiring an outside firm along with a recruitment committee consisting of Mayor Wayne Redekop, Councillor Marina Butler and Councillor George McDermott.

As part of the recruitment process, the committee will have to provide regular updates to the balance of council and the public. The town anticipates that the hiring process, which just began, will take between three and five months to complete.

(Photo from Fort Erie of Tom Kuchyt, far right, is from the 2018 AMO meetings. Next to him is Mayor Wayne Redekop and other Fort Erie officials.)

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