Mayor Sandra Snow of Kentville has announced the appointment of Dan Troke as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Kentville. Mr. Troke is currently working as the CAO for the Town of Pictou, and has over 25 years of experience in provincial, regional and municipal governments in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Mayor Snow said that Council and staff of the Town are looking forward to the arrival of Mr. Troke later in January, “Dan will bring a depth of experience from across a variety of government organizations that will help us move our organization forward. His knowledge of housing and development issues is of particular interest to Council as we look for better ways to grow the Town and its services.”
As the CAO for the Town of Pictou, Dan has led significant growth in the Town’s commercial tax base through land sales, policy changes and new approaches to doing business with the private sector. Dan has brought about significant change to the organization’s efficiency such that the Province’s Fiscal Indicators have improved in all areas. Mayor Jim Ryan said the Town appreciates everything Dan has brought to the Town in his short time there: “Dan has built strong relationships within the Town and beyond, and he has been a valuable supporter of regional services such as the Pictou County Wellness Centre. We will miss him in Town, but we wish him well as he moves to a larger organization.”
Mr. Troke will be winding up his activities in Pictou in the weeks to come and is expected to be formally appointed as CAO for Kentville, replacing Interim CAO Brian Smith, at a regular Council meeting scheduled for January 25th.