The Village of Salmo has named Bob Payette its new administrator, effective August 6.
For the last year, Payette has been manager of the Village of Thorsby, Alta., west of Leduc.
Before that he spent four years working for the Town of Beaumont, Alta. as manager of community and protective services, and a year as recreation director for the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
“He loves the outdoors, so you can imagine he’s thrilled about the Kootenays,” Salmo mayor Ann Henderson told 103.5 The Bridge. “Of course, our climate’s a little better than he’s had. He can’t wait to get involved with the community.”
Henderson says Payette was chosen from among 60 applicants. He replaces Scott Sommerville, who left recently to become city manager in Kimberley. Deputy clerk/treasurer Kandy Schroder has been filling in as acting administrator.