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Invermere Searching for New CAO

The District of Invermere is searching for a new Chief Administrative Officer, as Chris Prosser will be taking his services to High River, Alberta in November.

Serving as Invermere’s CAO for more than a decade, Prosser will be moving to the other side of the Rockies to pursue the new opportunity, leaving a vacant position in the Columbia Valley.

Gerry Taft, District of Invermere Councillor and former Mayor, said they were fortunate to have Prosser for the time that they did, but that a new search is now underway.

“Over the next couple of weeks, we will be entertaining applications and then we will hopefully have quite an extensive list of people that would love to work and live in Invermere,” Taft told “Hopefully we have the opportunity to then go through the selection process and narrow down the candidates.”

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The District of Invermere posted the position last week and is now accepting applications.

“The roles and responsibilities of a Chief Administrative Officer are pretty demanding and they require someone with a lot of strategic thinking and a lot of experience,” said Taft, who served as the mayor of Invermere since 2008 until the most recent municipal election. “I think in a perfect world, we would find someone that has already worked for some time as a CAO, perhaps in a smaller community, and is looking to advance their career.”

Prosser will remain Invermere’s Chief Administrative Officer until the start of November before beginning his new position in High River.

More: Invermere CAO Job Posting (District of Invermere)

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