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April 2016- Council of the Town of Ladysmith is pleased to announce that Guillermo Ferrero has been appointed as the new City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, and will start work on June 15, 2016.
Mr. Ferrero has extensive experience with the City of Nanaimo, where he has served as Manager of Business Applications and ERP Systems, Manager of Revenue Services and Financial Systems and currently as Director of Legislative Services, Information Technology and Communications. In each role he executed innovation and improvement and he received the 2013 Bronze Innovative Management National Award from the Institute of Public Administration in Canada for eTown Hall implementation.
“Council selected Mr. Ferrero from a very strong field of candidates. We believe he has the ideal combination of experience, education and attitude to lead our organization as we implement our new strategic priorities,” said Mayor Aaron Stone. “These are exciting times in the Town of Ladysmith and we are looking forward to working with Guillermo as we build our future together.”
While at the City of Nanaimo, Mr. Ferrero was also closely involved with MISA BC, the not for profit voice of local government technology in British Columbia, most recently as President. He is skilled at engaging multi-stakeholder collaboration within local government and higher levels of government. He launched the first Open Data portal in Canada for the City of Nanaimo and has successfully implemented over 30 innovative public facing applications.
“I am honoured that Ladysmith Council has selected me as the Town’s next City Manager,” said Mr. Ferrero. “I look forward to joining the Town of Ladysmith team, working closely with Council, staff and the community to continue delivering high quality services, and making Ladysmith an even better place to live, work, and visit.”