Islands Trust CAO Linda Adams is retiring.

CAO chosen for Islands Trust

Russ Hotsenpiller will step into a role that has been occupied by retiring Linda Adams

The Islands Trust announced Nov. 9 that they will welcome a new Chief Administrative Officer on board as of January.

Russ Hotsenpiller will step into a role that has been occupied by retiring Linda Adams for more than a decade, since 2004.

“After an extensive search process, I’m delighted to announce that Russ will be joining us as our new CAO,” said Peter Luckham, chair of the Islands Trust Council.

“As the current CAO of the Strathcona Regional District, he brings very relevant experience with the island communities of Cortes, Quadra and the Discovery Islands.

“He also has significant experience in local government administration and land use planning. We look forward to working with him as we implement our strategic plan and carry out our work on behalf of our island communities.”

Hotsenpiller is expected to begin with the Islands Trust in early January, 2016, allowing for some transition time before Adams retires in mid-January.

The Islands Trust manages development ‘while preserving and protecting the unique environment of the Islands Trust Area,’ states a release announcing Hotsenpiller’s appointment. The area covers the islands and waters between the British Columbia mainland and southern Vancouver Island.

It includes 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands covering 5,200 square kilometres.

“Assuming a leadership role with the Islands Trust is a tremendous opportunity and I am excited to be able to contribute to the success of one of the truly special areas in British Columbia,” said Hotsenpiller.

“I look forward to working with the Trust Council and an outstanding staff of professionals in realizing the vision and mandate of the Islands Trust. I have a strong belief in collaborative and team based work and will bring that focus to this appointment.”

 

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