Princeton has a new Chief Administrative Officer

Mayor Frank Armitage announced that Council had hired a new Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Princeton.

Richard Zerr is the new Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Princeton. He began with the Town on Monday

Richard Zerr is the new Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Princeton. He began with the Town on Monday

During the regular meeting of Council on June 3, Mayor Frank Armitage announced that Council had hired a new Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Princeton.

Mayor Armitage also extended a thank you to interim CAO Bob Wilson, for the great job he had done and for his help in finding someone to fill the position.

Richard Zerr comes to Princeton from Surrey. He is a professional planner/consultant with a wide set of management skills having had experience in working within large municipalities like Surrey and North Vancouver as well as smaller municipalities like the Village of Tahsis, where he served as Chief Administrative Officer for three years.

Zerr began his new position with the Town of Princeton on Monday, June 10 and is impressed with the community.

He says that “the size of the community is nice and that there seems to be lots to do.” He noted that there were “a lot of events here.”

He is impressed with the airport, stating that it rivals much larger communities.

“It’s one of those little drivers that brings people to a community,” he said.

Richard Zerr and his wife Marilyn (retiring teacher) had been looking into interior communities to find the place in which they wanted to retire. They enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and skiing and very much enjoy the sound of rushing water.

“Princeton has access to opportunities to enjoy life,” said Zerr, “I believe we are well positioned for the future,” he added.