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Council Announces New CAO

DRUMHELLER, July 24, 2017 – Drumheller Council is pleased to announce that Mr. Darryl Drohomerski has been appointed the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Drumheller, effective October 1, 2017.

Council was pleased to have significant interest shown in this competition from across Canada with Waterhouse Search consultant, Grant Smith, speaking with each applicant to determine their suitability for the Town of Drumheller CAO.   From the results of his conversations, eight names were put forward by Mr. Smith for Council to select five candidates to be interviewed.   Council interviewed those candidates on June 13th and were unanimous in confirming their choice for the new CAO.

Darryl commenced his current role as Infrastructure Services Director with the Town of Drumheller on August 2, 2016 and since that time has proven to be a strong leader, has shown incredible dedication in his responsibilities and has shown extension insight into the delivery of effective and efficient municipal services.   Previously Darryl was employed by the City of Winnipeg for 21 years.  His responsibilities included managing solid waste services and roles in water distribution and treatment. Darryl brings 25 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, project management, system engineering strategies and professional experience to the position along with a wide range of skills. 

Mayor Yemen stated, “Council wishes Darryl all the best in his new role of CAO and anticipates a smooth transition because of his working relationship with the current CAO Ray Romanetz over the last yearWe look forward to Darryl leading our administration.  We believe he will be a tremendous asset to our community in his new role."

Mayor Yemen acknowledged the lasting contributions of current CAO Ray Romanetz who will be retiring after 35 years as CAO. Mayor Yemen stated, “Ray’s contribution to this Town is admirable and he is leaving the Town in an outstanding position, both financially and in our working relationships, regionally and provincially.”  

Darryl Drohomerski concurred with the Mayor’s comments and stated, “I am honoured that Mayor Yemen and Council have chosen me to help lead the Town

of Drumheller into the future. I am very thankful for the excellent tutelage from Ray over the last year and his knowledge and experience of Drumheller is second

to none and will be greatly missed. Drumheller is a great community and I am excited to lead our staff to make this an even better place to work, play and live.


For more information, contact:

Terry Yemen                                                              


Office: (403)823-1922                                                

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