Rachel Turner takes on role as Middleton CAO

Heather Killen hkillen@annapolisspectator.ca
Published on February 27, 2014
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Search is on for Bridgetown’s replacement

One town’s loss is another one’s gain, as Rachel Turner has accepted the position of chief administrative officer for the Town of Middleton.

For the past two years, Turner has served as CAO for Town of Bridgetown. On Tuesday night, that council regretfully accepted her resignation at its regular meeting.

 “It was a tough decision, but ultimately I needed to make it,” Turner said. “Bridgetown still has its challenges and this is hard on staff.”

She added that she is looking forward to taking on her new role starting in early April, “Middleton is a great community, it has a terrific staff and council. They’re doing great things.”

Middleton has been recruiting a permanent CAO for the past several months, ever since Clayton MacMurtey announced his retirement last fall. Brian Smith has been serving in the interim as acting CAO.

Middleton Mayor Calvin Eddy said Turner was selected from among 61 candidates. He added that he was surprised at the number of applications they received and at the level of qualifications.

“We’re happy to have Rachel and are looking forward to working with her,” he said. “We’re were fortunate to have Brian Smith for the last six months, he has been instrumental in getting us through this process. We’re very lucky.”

Bridgetown Mayor Horace Hurlburt said his council and town staff are still processing the news, but an informal search has begun for a new CAO. 

 “Council wishes Ms. Turner the very best in her future endeavours, with many thanks extended on behalf of the Town, for the hard work and dedication she brought to town hall,” said Hurlburt.