"Over the last three years, Ron has proven himself to be a competent, dynamic and committed leader as our Acting Chief Administrative Officer. This is particularly remarkable considering the unprecedented challenges that were brought forward by the global pandemic. While our transparent recruitment process was highly competitive, I believe Ron’s track record as a creative, resourceful and ethical leader helped to set him apart from other candidates. I want to thank the CAO Recruitment Committee for their hard work on this important file, and convey council’s confidence in Ron’s ability to deliver on our strategic vision for Niagara."
~ Regional Chair Jim Bradley
"I want to start by thanking Regional Council for their willingness to put their confidence in me as the Region’s permanent Chief Administrative Officer. I am very proud to have been successful through a rigorous and competitive recruitment process for this role. I am looking forward to both my continued collaboration with Regional Council, as well as the stability and confidence that this decision represents for the Niagara Region team. While the pandemic has brought its challenges to all parts of the Region, I am excited to continue working with our incredibly talented staff and Regional Council to make Niagara a better place to live, work and play."
~ Chief Administrative Officer Ron Tripp