I have had a ton of emails the last few days and today my inbox never stopped. You only have to read the latest story by Tara Gregg Gestner in the Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette to see why.
Carleton Place BIA eliminates project manager position, a job held by Cathie McOrmond for nearly 12 years
“Jeff Maguire, the former publisher of the Carleton Place Canadian and Almonte Gazette newspapers, was chair of the BIA board when McOrmond was hired in 2004.
“Not only is she a local native who cares deeply about the community, Cathie also conducted her BIA role with a real sense of commitment and purpose,” he said. “She wasn’t hesitant to take on new projects, and her involvement with Bridge Street Bazaar, Lambs Down Park Festival and both the Christmas and Halloween parades speaks for itself.”
“Cathie has a passion for the job and for Carleton Place in general,” Maguire continued.
Calling the elimination of her position “a very short sighted decision,” he added, “I believe this move will adversely affect the community.”— Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette
If you have read my blogs the last week you know how I feel. Some asked me who exactly sat on the BIA board. So I went to the Downtown Carleton Place site and found the list. Click here for the board members.
Rob Probert was out of town, if you read the story in the Gazette, so he had no knowledge of what transpired. So that ladies and gentlemen is the list of Downtown Carleton Place board members which is pretty easy to find and public knowledge.
Time to Change the “What’s In it for Me” Attitudes