City of White Rock names new CAO

Guillermo Ferrero comes from Ladysmith to take over job from Dan Bottrill

The City of White Rock has confirmed the appointment of a new chief administrative officer.

Guillermo Ferrero, currently CAO of the Town of Ladysmith, will take on the job starting May 19, replacing departing CAO Dan Bottrill.

Ferrero has been with Ladysmith since 2016, after gaining extensive experience as a staff member for the City of Nanaimo from 2005 to 2016.

During that time, Ferrero’s duties included director of legislative services, IT and communications; manager of business applications and ERP systems; manager of revenue services and financial systems.

Under his leadership, Ladysmith was named the Planning Institute of B.C.’s 2018 gold winner for the Ladysmith Waterfront Area Plan, while the town’s 1st Avenue was named ‘Canada’s 2017 Great Street by the Canadian Institute of Planners.

In a media release issued Monday, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker said that the city would benefit from Ferrero’s “diversity of experience and collaborative leadership style.”

He also lauded Bottrill, whose tenure with the city was to have been completed March 31, for staying on temporarily to provide transitional leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

White Rock

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Construction underway for new Cloverdale elementary school

The $33 million school is to seat 655 students

George Garrett retires from Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society board

Society completes more than 58,000 trips since 2016

Two Surrey schools report COVID-19 exposures, including second contact for Panorama Ridge

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

VIDEO: Shots fired outside Langley gas station that was scene of 2018 homicide

No reports of injuries in Saturday evening incident

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Most Read