After a decade with the city, Will Pearce is retiring.
The City of Vernon Chief Administrative Officer has been with the city since 2012 and his last day will be Dec. 9
The task of recruiting Vernon’s next CAO will be given to the newly elected city council.
“On behalf of city council, I wish to thank Mr. Pearce for his leadership and commitment to Vernon and congratulate him on a municipal career that has been nothing short of outstanding,” said Mayor Victor Cumming.
“On a daily basis, he demonstrates an unwavering commitment to excellence in public service, meaningful leadership, and a sound approach to sustainable community development and management. He has thoughtfully guided the City and three different Councils through several significant milestones and challenging issues to help ensure the organization is in a sound financial position, effectively and efficiently serving the needs of our citizens and businesses, and is appropriately prepared for continued community growth.
“The work that Mr. Pearce has done over the last decade alongside his team of directors, managers and city staff, has set Vernon in a position where many of its activities are nationally recognized.”