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Squamish-Lillooet Regional District loses three key personnel

Regional district seeking new administrator and planning and administrative services directors



The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is without a permanent administrator, administrative services director and planning director after a fell swoop of resignations this summer.

The resignation of Administrator Paul Edgington in early August was followed soon after by the departure of Leslie Lloyd, the manager of admistrative services who was serving as administrator on an interim basis, who has left the SLRD to take a job as administrator of the Village of Cache Creek.

Director of Planning Steve Olmstead also resigned to take a job as planning director for the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

Susie Gimse, the chair of the SLRD board, said Tuesday that the resignations were "not related," and that the latter two have merely left to pursue new career opportunities.

"They're not related, they're just coincidence," she said of the three resignations. "It's just a matter of timing and it's unfortunate, but we certainly appreciate that they're moving on for positive career moves for both of them.

"We wish them well, we hate to see them go, they're both great employees. Like I say, they're moving for career advancement, not because they're unhappy with the SLRD."



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