The City of North Bay is announcing it will embark on a recruitment process for a new chief administrative officer.
David Euler, who has served as the city’s CAO since 2019, is leaving the role this month after accepting an early retirement package.
“David and council have agreed that it is advantageous to search for a new CAO early in the council’s term rather than later. Council will begin the search for a new CAO immediately,” said Mayor Peter Chirico. “We wish David all the best in his retirement and future endeavours.”
Euler replaced Keith Robicheau in December 2018 as the interim chief administrative officer early on in former mayor Al McDonald's final term in office. Euler had been serving as the managing director of engineering, environmental services and works prior to his promotion. The interim tag was dropped in 2019 and Euler received the full backing of the McDonald administration as its CAO of choice to guide its growth mandate.
McDonald said in 2019 that Euler’s impact on the organization was already being felt.
“It has become clear in a very short time that he is the right person for the job. He brings a wealth of experience and is passionate about serving the community.”
The city's corporate structure underwent an overhaul with Euler's ascension to the position and that organizational hierarchy remains mostly in place to this day.
"This reorganization is an important step to align our departments for growth while maintaining our core services to better align with council’s focus on growing the city," said Euler then.
A registered professional engineer, Euler has been an employee with the municipality since 2005 when he was first hired as a capital works project engineer. Euler then took on the position of director of water and wastewater in 2008 and was named director of engineering two years later. From there he was promoted to managing director of engineering, environmental services and public works in 2014.
Upon dropping the "interim" from his title, Euler said then, “I’ve had a good taste of what it is all about. I’m really enjoying it. I think I’m a good fit right now. Council has been very direct on what they would like to see moving forward in terms of growth and development, and it is our job now to deliver that.”