Rawlusyk’s career celebrated
The long-standing career of the Ross Rawlusyk was celebrated last Saturday night at Delia Hall.
Rawlusyk, who has served 30 years as CAO of Starland County handed the key of the county to Shirley Bremer who began as the CAO on Monday, May 1. A great crowd gathered for his retirement celebrations on April 27, and included many employees, past and present, as well as council members and reeves. There were also many political figures from the surrounding areas and Jack Hayden, former MLA for Drumheller-Stettler brought greetings. Assistant Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs in Municipal Services and Legislation, Gary Sandberg, attended.
Former reeves Barry McLeod, Art Grenville, Norman Stanger and Don Thompson entertained the crowd with memories of Rawlusyk’s career. Dorothy Gywnn, Ross’s first hire after becoming CAO read a poem she composed.
Ross showed appreciation to the many staff and politicians he worked with throughout his career, many with three decades of service. Three decades of leadership. Outgoing Starland CAO Ross Rawlusyk gather with present and former Starland councillors and reeves during his retirement celebrations. Back row: (l-r) current councillor Bob Sargeant, current councillor Murray Marshall, current councillor Steve Wannstrom, former councillor Terri Hebert, Art Grenville who served as councillor from 1983-2007, and reeve from 1990-2001, Don Thompson who served on council from 1989 to 2003 and reeve from 2001-2003, former Councillor Jim Wilson and Barrie Hoover, who has served on Council since 2005 and is presently reeve. With front: (l-r) current councillor Allan Avramenko, Norm Stanger who served on council from 1980 to 1992 and reeve from 1982 to 1987, Retiring CAO Ross Rawlusyk, Barry McLeod who served on council from 1983 to 2007 and Reeve from 1990 to 2001 and former councillor Bob Nelson.
Drumheller Councillor Patrick Kolafa, right, presents Ross Rawlusyk a gift from the Town of Drumheller to celebrate his retirement.