Lunenburg CAO Jamie Doyle announces resignation

(Lunenburg Town Hall. Photo: Jesse Ward)

The Town of Lunenburg announced Wednesday that Jamie Doyle, Chief Administrative Officer has tendered his resignation, effective May 10, 2024.

A release published by the town includes this message from Doyle:

After much reflection and deliberation with my family, I am resigning from my role as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Lunenburg. I will be relocating back to Alberta in early Spring. My last day will be May 10, 2024.

“I want to thank Mayor Myra and the entire Council for the opportunity. Please know, this decision was not made lightly and is not a reflection on the performance of this Council. The work this Council and organization have done and will continue to move forward is monumental and will shape the future of Lunenburg for decades to come.”

Mayor Jamie Myra has released this statement:

“The Town of Lunenburg has been extremely fortunate to benefit from CAO Doyle’s experience and vision during his tenure with the Town. I have enjoyed working with him immensely during my time as Mayor.  Not only do I consider him a talented collegue but also a friend.  I’m very sad to see him go but I understand he needs to do what is best for his family.  I wish him the very best in his next chapter.”

Doyle assumed his duties less than two years ago on July 4, 2022. He relocated to Nova Scotia from Alberta, where he was previously CAO of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The CAO is the senior staff person accountable to the Mayor and Council for implementation and administration of all council-approved policies and programs.

During his tenure as CAO, notable actions of Doyle include his presentation warning of tens of millions of dollars in costs to maintain town assets, his oversight of applications for federal funding to deal with those costs, and the promotion of pursuing a housing development on Blockhouse Hill.

This is a developing story.


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