May 9, 2019

Mayor Rob Martin and Colwood Council and staff are pleased to announce that Robert Earl will be joining the City of Colwood as Chief Administrative Officer effective August 6, 2019. 

Robert comes to Colwood from the Town of Banff where he has served as Town Manager for the past 15 years. Prior to that, Robert was Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Invermere and the District of Port Edward.

Robert is a strategic and results-focused leader who has been recognized as one of the top five administrators in Canada. He was profiled in David Siegal’s book Leaders in the Shadows: the Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers. He empowers his team to take risks, be creative and continually seek out ways to improve municipal programs and services.

"We are excited to add Robert's extensive experience and strong leadership to the Colwood team," said Colwood Mayor Rob Martin. "He will be instrumental in helping Colwood realize its incredible potential as an exceptional seaside community with a high quality of life and a recognized commitment to environmental sustainability."

Colwood's previous CAO, Ian Howat, announced his plans to retire back in November 2018. Mr. Howat provided outstanding leadership and a steadfast commitment to the Colwood community in his tenure as CAO.

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