Osmond out, 'consulting and contract folks' to support Parks
and Rec in interim
Posted June 4,
Ray Osmond's tenure as New Tecumseth's Director of Parks, Recreation
and Culture is over, believed to have been confirmed during an in
camera meeting Monday night.
The recommendation from Committee of the Whole Closed Session Meeting was "that the confidential verbal report of the CAO be received and that the confidential direction to staff received therein be approved...and at the Special Council Meeting, the Committee of the Whole Closed Session report be approved and the recommendations therein be adopted."
A notice circulated to Town personnel signed by CAO Terri Caron,
obtained by Free Press Online, explains that "effective today, Ray
Osmond has left the employ of the Town."
"He has done a lot of work to move parks, recreation and culture
forward in the Town of New Tecumseth and his efforts are very much
appreciated," writes Ms. Caron. "I know we all wish him well and much
success in all of his future endeavours."
Mr. Osmond joined the Town in November 2010, relocating to New
Tecumseth from Mt Pearl, Nfld. where he held a similar post. He took
over from Joyce Epstein.
"This means that we will be recruiting for a Director of Parks,
Recreation and Culture," continues Ms. Caron, who's retiring from her
position at the end of August. "In the interim period, I will make
myself available to help and I will be bringing in some additional
resources in the form of consulting and contract folks to provide all
the support I can to your two Senior Supervisors as they work together
to undertake the work of the department.
I want to thank everyone of you for your strong commitment to the Town
and our residents. I appreciate your support, positive outlook and
assistance as we undergo change and I know that I can count on everyone
in the Parks, Recreation and Culture department to pull together to
ensure our residents are not impacted through the recruitment process.
You do good work!"
Mr. Osmond's exit is the latest from the senior administrative staff
since last December - Clerk, Director of Planning, and CAO, (the
Director of Human Resources is on a medical leave).