Warktimes has learned unofficially that Jennifer Borne, current Chief Administrative Officer in Dorchester, will become the CAO of the new municipality of Tantramar.
Borne, who has been Dorchester’s CAO for more than four years, was formerly a business development officer in the Town of Amherst.
A message today from the province said that a CAO for Tantramar has been selected, but did not mention her name.
So far, Warktimes hasn’t been able to reach either Jennifer Borne or Sackville CAO Jamie Burke, who was a leading candidate for the top administrative post.
Mayor Shawn Mesheau hasn’t responded to a phone message asking for comment.
CHMA’s Erica Butler reported last month that the province had enlisted HR consultant Jennifer Murray Consulting to oversee the hiring process and it’s understood, the province has accepted the consultant’s recommendation to appoint Jennifer Borne.
Burke, who has been Sackville’s CAO for more than two years, served as senior manager of corporate projects for six years before taking over the top job from Phil Handrahan.
Borne will likely take office as Tantramar’s Chief Administrative Officer on September 1st.