Ladysmith names new City Manager

“Council of the Town of Ladysmith is pleased to announce that Guillermo Ferrero has been appointed as the new City Manager

The Town of Ladysmith has hired a new City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.

“Council of the Town of Ladysmith is pleased to announce that Guillermo Ferrero has been appointed as the new City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, and will start work on June 15, 2016,” the town said in a Tuesday, April 19 release.

“Mr. Ferrero has extensive experience with the City of Nanaimo, where he has served as Manager of Business Applications and ERP Systems, Manager of Revenue Services and Financial Systems and currently as Director of Legislative Services, Information Technology and Communications.”

The announcement says Ferrero “executed innovation and improvement.”

He received the 2013 Bronze Innovative Management National Award from the Institute of Public Administration in Canada for eTown Hall implementation.

“Council selected Mr. Ferrero from a very strong field of candidates,” said Mayor Aaron Stone. “We believe he has the ideal combination of experience, education and attitude to lead our organization as we implement our new strategic priorities.”

Added Stone, “These are exciting times in the Town of Ladysmith and we are looking forward to working with Guillermo as we build our future together.”

Said Ferrero: “I am honoured that Ladysmith Council has selected me as the Town’s next City Manager. I look forward to joining the Town of Ladysmith team, working closely with Council, staff and the community to continue delivering high quality services, and making Ladysmith an even better place to live, work, and visit.”