Mark Brown is making a second appearance as acting CAO on the Sunshine Coast, this time for the Town of Gibsons while Emanuel Machado takes an extended leave for health reasons.
Machado, the town’s CAO and chief resiliency officer, will be off on health leave for six months, according to a release from the town.
Recently, infrastructure services director Dave Newman had been filling the town’s top administrative role at council meetings.
“We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team,” said Mayor Bill Beamish in the release. “His deep government experience and familiarity with local issues mean he is ideally suited to this role, and we are thankful he is able to step into this position so that Mani may focus on his health.”
After Sunshine Coast Regional District CAO Janet Loveys stepped down in 2019, Brown served as interim CAO until the regional district hired Dean McKinley as a permanent replacement.
“I am very happy to be returning to the Sunshine Coast and look forward to working with the team at the Town of Gibsons,” Brown said.
“Gibsons is well-known for consistently delivering operational excellence while advancing leading-edge natural asset projects, and I am excited to support the continuation of that work during the next six months.”
Brown was expected to begin his term April 27. Machado has served in the role of CAO since 2012.