Richard Kanigan is no longer Comox’s Chief Administrative Officer.

The town says it has decided to embark on a new direction for the management of its organization.

In June 1996, Kanigan was hired on as the town’s deputy clerk.

He took the role of CAO in March 2003.

“Richard always made himself available to Mayor and Council and provided professional advice and perspective when asked of him,” Mayor Russ Arnott said in a release. 

“His experience, knowledge and professional approach was always appreciated and on behalf of council, I would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for being given the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated team of individuals over the past twenty-three years,” Kanigan said in the release.

“I am also thankful to have had the good fortune of working with fantastic members of Council, both past and present.”