Council determines CAO recruitment process

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a special meeting of council on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, with two agenda items, the personnel matter of the CAO and proposed changes to the CAO hiring process.


At the January 13, 2021 council meeting council had approved an early retirement plan for CAO Rennie Bugley. A committee of council was struck at the January 13th meeting to begin the search for a new CAO.

At the January 27th meeting, council rescinded a previous motion to use an external recruitment agency as part of the CAO selection process. Instead, the recruitment committee moved forward with a decision to use pre-existing organizational capacity to advertise for the position.

Manager of Organization Development and Innovation, Allie McCormick was appointed by council as the acting CAO. McCormick has been with the organization since 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Mount Allision University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Dalhousie University.

The next meeting of Council will be February 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. Formal minutes of the January 27 meeting will be available  within 24 hours of the meeting. A Facebook live recording is available on the municipal Facebook page: