Brian Carruthers

RDCK administrator leaving

Brian Carruthers is leaving the Kootenays to become the administrator of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s administrator has resigned to take a similar position on Vancouver Island. Brian Carruthers will become the administrator of the Cowichan Valley Regional District  on September 2.

The move allows Carruthers to join his partner in the Duncan area and be closer to family.

He has been with the RDCK less than two years, having arrived in November 2012 to replace former administrator Jim Gustafson, who retired. Previously Carruthers was city manager in Williams Lake.

In a news release, RDCK chair John Kettle credited Carruthers with implementing a number of initiatives to improve governance and service delivery in the regional district.

“I am pleased with the work that has been accomplished to date and am confident that there will be a seamless continuation of leadership with Mr. Carruthers’ departure,” Kettle said. “We wish Brian the best of luck as he takes on his new role on Vancouver Island.”

Cowichan Valley Regional District chair Rob Hutchins called Carruthers “a respected, capable, and accomplished leader with a demonstrated record of effective local government experience.”

Carruthers’ replacement at the RDCK has not been named.

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