INTERIM CAO CHOSEN
The City of Rossland is pleased to welcome its new Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), who will start on April 27, 2015. After reviewing dozens of resumes and interviewing five finalists, City Council selected local resident, Mr. Mike Maturo, to fill this critical position while the current Chief Administrative/Chief Financial Officer is on extended leave.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Maturo as Interim CAO” said Mayor Kathy Moore. “With his extensive municipal experience and understanding of the City, Mr. Maturo is able to immediately step into the CAO role and have a positive impact that will help move the city forward.”
From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Maturo was the Manager of Planning and Development Servicesfor the City of Rossland. During that time he made significant contributions to the community, including facilitating the adoption of the Strategic Sustainability Plan, re-writing the Official Community Plan, drafting the Tax Revitalization Bylaw and modernizing the Zoning Bylaw. He led the downtown revitalization design process, managed the community wildfire protection plan, drafted the 2011 Municipal Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement Plan, and was the city’s representative for the regional Liquid Waste Management Plan. Mr. Maturo also led the initiative to establish the City’s Active Transportation Plan and successfully obtained a number of grants.
Mr. Maturo’s previous experience includes working for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kosovo, where he was the Municipal Infrastructure Program Manager for four years and responsible for five international development programs. Prior to Kosovo, Mr. Maturo was a field officer with USAID in Bosnia where he worked on reconstruction projects with 15 municipalities and coordinated early recovery efforts with both international and local stakeholders.
Mr. Maturo holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He has managed both office staff and contractors, and has over 17 years of experience working in small to medium sized municipalities.
“Mr. Maturo brings a wealth of practical, organizational and managerial knowledge to the position” Moore stated. “Rossland has major infrastructure challenges ahead and Mr. Maturo’s previous experience, knowledge of our community, our infrastructure situation and the issues raised by the Auditor General for Local Government make him an excellent choice for Interim CAO. City Council is delighted to welcome him into this new role.”