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.”

 

Just Posted

Ladysmith proving once again, it’s a small town with a big heart

It takes a town full of volunteers to ensure no child goes hungry

Prosecution in Colin John murder trial wrapping up in Duncan

John on trial for stabbing death in Chemainus in 2016

15 new Indigenous teacher training seats added at Cowichan VIU campus

Thorne said the new Indigenous teacher education curriculum that is planned at VIU

Breakfast with Santa a Ladysmith staple

Nearly 700 people took part in this annual charity event

Christmas comes alive in Crofton

Parade entries light up the night and rain holds off

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

Oil tanker ban to be reviewed by committee

Indigenous groups for and against Bill C-48 travel to Ottawa to influence the Senate’s decision

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

Most Read