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CAO Announcement

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Town of Bridgewater hires Richard MacLellan as new CAO

Mayor David Mitchell is pleased to announce the hiring of Richard MacLellan as the next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Bridgewater.

“After a lengthy search and robust competition, on behalf of Town Council I’m pleased to welcome Richard MacLellan to the Town of Bridgewater team,” Mayor Mitchell said.

“Richard’s leadership skills – demonstrated in innovative municipal projects, such as Halifax Solar City and unique community development partnerships in Queens – will be a great addition to Bridgewater and his background aligns with the strategic direction of Council and the vision we and our residents and business owners share for our community.”

Mr. MacLellan will be transitioning from his current role as CAO for Region of Queens Municipality.

Current Bridgewater CAO Ken Smith will be retiring later this fall after a successful career in municipal governance.

“Ken has been a tremendous asset for the Town of Bridgewater during his many years with us,” Mayor Mitchell noted. “He’s overseen our Town operations during a period of unprecedented growth and we thank him for the energy, leadership, and wisdom he has brought to our team during his years of service.”