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​Niagara Regional Council appoints Ron Tripp acting chief administrative officer

Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley has ​​issued an update on the position of CAO at the Region
Regional headquarters. Bob Liddycoat/ThoroldNews

"At our meeting on Dec. 13, 2018 Niagara Regional Council appointed Ron Tripp to the position of acting chief administrative officer for the Niagara Region while current CAO Carmen D’Angelo is on leave. This appointment is effective immediately.

While Ron Tripp is in the position of acting CAO, Catherine Habermebl will assume the position of acting commissioner of Public Works.

On behalf of Niagara Regional Council, I would like to thank both Mr. Tripp and Ms. Habermebl for accepting these positions and look forward to working with them on the continued delivery of the important programs and services provided by Niagara Region." - Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley

The newly elected Regional council has moved to address a myriad of contentious issues left by the previous council.

D'Angelo's initial hiring and performance with the Region has been under the microscope.

This move is, no doubt, the first step in addressing the situation.

Currently the Region is wrestling with the Board of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, another area that generated considerable concern and debate over the past term.