Rawlusyk’s ca­reer cel­e­brated

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN -

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.

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