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General News · 31st July 2013
Ester Strijbos
For Immediate Release
Strathcona Regional District Board Names Russell Hotsenpiller As New Chief Administrative Officer for the Organization


The Strathcona Regional District today announced that Russell Hotsenpiller has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer.
Hotsenpiller will take over the position effective August 1, 2013, from his current role as Community Services Manager for the Strathcona Regional District.
“We are very pleased as a Board to welcome Russ to the role of CAO,” said Ted Lewis, Chair of the Strathcona Regional District and Mayor of Zeballos. “He brings to this position a deep knowledge of issues facing the RD, a strong track record of success in local government, and an innovative fresh leadership style that will greatly benefit the organization.”
The position of Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the management of the overall operations of the Regional District and overseeing the successful implementation of Board policies and direction. Hotsenpiller will focus on service delivery, team building and advancement of the strategic priorities of the Regional Board.
Hotsenpiller has over 14 years of experience in local government including four years with the Strathcona Regional District. In addition to his background in local government, Hotsenpiller has spent several years in farming and also worked on the paper crew at the Fletcher Challenge mill in Campbell River. His education includes degrees in Political Science and Environmental Science from Carleton University and Royal Roads, and studies in Land Use Economics from UBC. He lives with his family in Merville, BC.
The Strathcona Regional District is a federation of four electoral areas and five municipalities providing nearly 43,000 residents with a range of services including water and sewerage systems, fire protection, land use planning, parks, recreation and emergency response. The Strathcona RD extends from the Oyster River in the south to Gold River, Sayward, Tahsis, Zeballos and Kyuquot-Nootka in the north and west, and east to Cortes, Quadra and the Discovery Islands and a portion of adjacent mainland north of Powell River. The Strathcona Regional District was established February 15, 2008, making it one of the newest regional districts in BC.

Edward (Ted) Lewis
Chair, Strathcona Regional District
Tel: (250) 761-4229