Ramara Township CAO Announces Resignation

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The Township of Ramara’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) announced today that he will be officially stepping down as CAO, effective June 10, 2024, to take on a new challenge.

Zach Drinkwalter, who joined the Township of Ramara in 2017, has made significant strides in his career, progressing from Deputy Treasurer to Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer and finally to the esteemed position of CAO. During his tenure, Zach has demonstrated strong leadership skills and has made significant contributions towards the Township’s growth. He has been instrumental in developing the Township’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, improving financial sustainability, implementing modernization and digitization initiatives, and enhancing customer service.

Mayor Clarke, speaking on behalf of Council, expresses heartfelt gratitude to Zach for his unwavering commitment and dedicated service over the years.?Zach has been a valuable leader for the organization over the last seven years. He has played a significant role in steering Ramara to a positive future with his responsible leadership and innovative partnerships. As Zach embarks on a new role at a location closer to his family, we wish him success and happiness in his future endeavours.?

“It has been a privilege to serve the residents and businesses of Ramara Township,?states, CAO Zach Drinkwalter. ?Although it wasn’t an easy decision, this new opportunity will allow me to create a better work-life balance and spend more time with my family. I want to thank Mayor Clarke and all the Council members for their support as we worked together to develop and execute a common vision for the future of Ramara. I am grateful to my colleagues and the amazing staff at Ramara Township. Working alongside the senior leadership team has been a pleasure, and I appreciate their constant support and dedication over the years.”

The Township of Ramara will announce an interim CAO and the recruitment process for a permanent CAO in the coming weeks. During the transition period, Mr. Drinkwalter will work closely with Council and Senior Leadership staff to ensure a smooth transition.


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