Rachel Turner will take up chief administrative officer duties for the Town of Bridgetown on August 7.
The town described her hiring as another step in bringing stable government to residents.
“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Turner as the town’s new CAO and I look forward to working with her as we move toward the municipal elections in October,” said Mayor Bob Fowler. “Darrell Hiltz will stay on to help make the transition a smooth process. Our priority over the past year has been to provide leadership and stability to get the town back on its feet so people can continue to live, work and raise families in Bridgetown.”
Turner will replace Hiltz who was appointed by the province last summer after the previous CAO resigned in the midst of financial chaos.
“I am pleased to see the town moving forward with the hiring of Ms. Turner as CAO,” said Sterling Belliveau, on behalf of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “The province put in place a team that included a mayor, councilors, and CAO that worked together to move the community of Bridgetown forward. I want to thank all of them for taking on this role over the past year."
Turner has been employed in municipal government for the past 15 years working for the towns of Berwick and Wolfville in several different positions. She is currently the director of human resources and administration and town clerk with the Town of Wolfville.