Jamie Burke named Town of Sackville CAO

KBRS is pleased to have assisted the Town of Sackville in the appointment of Jamie Burke as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective April 7, 2020.

Read the Town’s official appointment announcement, published April 6, 2020, below.

SACKVILLE, NB – Sackville Town Council is pleased to announce that Jamie Burke has been appointed as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town. Council passed a motion on Monday, April 6, 2020, to formally appoint Burke, who will commence the new role effective April 7, 2020.

Burke brings 16 years of experience in municipal government to the position, having spent the last six as the Senior Manager of Corporate Projects for the Town where he was responsible for the Department of Tourism and Business Development, the Department Recreation Programs and Events, Corporate Communications, Economic Development, as well as university community relations. He has worked in planning roles in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Edinburgh, UK, and as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (Planning) from York University.

Mayor Higham stated, “Council made an excellent choice of Jamie as CAO for the Town of Sackville, and we are confident that he will bring energy, experience, and an innovative and collaborative style to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. His leadership and love of Sackville will service our community very well.”

A motion to award the recruitment services to KBRS was passed in November 2019. During the process, KBRS contacted approximately 170 prospective candidates and sources, and 64 individuals formally expressed interest in the role. Upon the preliminary screening interviews, KBRS held 11 in-depth interviews with the most promising candidates, and seven of these were presented to Council for consideration. In the end, Council interviewed six candidates and then brought the top two back for a second round of interviews. Ranking these allowed KBRS to conduct background checks on the top candidate and Council made an offer to Mr. Burke, which he accepted. The Town acknowledges the professionalism and service provided to them throughout this process by KBRS.

The Town of Sackville would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Burke on his new role as CAO and look forward to working with him in this capacity.