After three years of service to the community, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Golden, David Allen, has put in his resignation.
“It is with great regret and a deep thank you, that I read out the following letter of resignation from David Allen,” said Mayor Christina Benty during the regular open town council meeting on March 5.
Allen’s letter explained that he has accepted a position as Chief Administrative Officer for Courtenay, and will begin that job in mid-April. His last work day with the Town of Golden will be March 22.
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with you (Benty) and Town Council during my three years with the Town of Golden. I feel especially blessed in working with the fantastic staff of the Town who have consistently demonstrated professionalism, pride, and outstanding performance in their community,” stated his letter.
“Together we’ve accomplished a great deal, and demonstrated a level of creativity and innovation, not usually found in a small municipality. As noted by Tom McDonald, who recently retired as the executive director with the local government management association, Golden is a town that consistently punches above its weight class. I feel privileged to have been part of this success, and with the council, and staff at the Town of Golden continuing success.”
The news came as a shock to the full gallery at the council meeting.
“You have served us well. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. You’ve developed a good work plan, and a good team to deliver that work plan. On behalf of council I would like to thank you for the time that you’ve spent here. You will be missed,” said Benty. “I am sorry to see you go, and I wish you and Paula (Allen’s wife) the absolute best.”