After a career spanning more than three decades at Starland County, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Shirley Bremer announced she will be retiring.
Bremer is a long-time Starland employee, and for the last five years she has served as CAO, providing the county and its council guidance through some exciting and challenging times for the county. This includes a fire that destroyed its offices in 2018, the rebuilding of its new facility, COVID-19, and the significant loss of resource revenue as companies in the area left taxes unpaid.
She began with the county in 1988 and, prior to becoming CAO, she served as assistant CAO. She was the fifth CAO to serve the county since its formation in 1943.
Bremer informed council she would be retiring at the end of the calendar year during an in-camera session at its June 22 meeting. It has since become public knowledge and she has informed her staff of her plans. Council made note of her plans in the minutes of the July 20 meeting.
At the same meeting, Councilor Jackie Watts made a motion to advertise a Request for Proposal for recruitment companies to submit proposals in order to assist council in finding a replacement CAO. It was passed unanimously.