After only about a year with the Town of Bridgewater, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Richard MacLellan is calling it quits. He tendered his resignation with the town on October 8th.
MacLellan is leaving to pursue a career in management with Maritime Marine Services Ltd.
"Richard has been an incredibly hard worker and a great leader during his tenure with us. He's helped council to shape our vision for Bridgewater in a way that will allow our community to continue to grow and be vibrant into the future," Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell said in a release.
"We wish him and his family nothing but continued successes and happiness as they move forward."
MacLellan will oversee transition planning over the next few weeks as council begins its search for the next CAO. It is anticipated that his final day of work with the town will be in early November.
Previously, MacLellan worked as the CAO for the Region of Queens Municipality.
During his time at Queens, MacLellan cited forging municipal partnerships with Fort Point Lighthouse, the Visitor Information Centre and Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre as examples of the accomplishments he is most proud of.
"I've really enjoyed seeing this community flourish through unique and new relationships."
He spent nine years with the Halifax Regional Municipality, including as Manager of Energy and Environment for nearly four years, and is a recipient of the Sustainable Communities award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Climate Leaders award from the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.