New CAO in Oliver

Cathy Cowan has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Oliver.

With over 24 years experience in local government, Cathy Cowan has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Oliver.

Oliver council approved Cowan’s appointment to the position at the Dec. 21 meeting.

Cowan currently hold the CAO position at the Village of Keremeos and was selected out of a large number of experienced candidates that applied, the Town of Oliver said in a press release.

“Previous to her current position, Ms. Cowan was the corporate officer at the Town of Oliver and has a proven track record in both municipalities and regional districts,” said Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes in a press release. “With Ms. Cowan’s knowledge and understanding of the town, she will be able to jump right into the role and assist Council with their major initiatives. We sincerely welcome Cathy back to the town of Oliver.”

Cowan holds a local government administration certificate and has previously held senior management positions in Oliver and the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen.