Wiedeman named interim C.A.O.

  • Nov. 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.

The Village of Queen Charlotte has hired Lori Wiedeman as its interim chief administrative officer, council and staff announced at their meeting Mon. Nov. 16.”I’m pretty excited,” she said. “My focus is improving things, making it better. Doing this at the community level will be a new challenge.”Ms. Wiedeman was worked for the province of British Columbia as a public servant for 25 years before moving to Haida Gwaii, and she is confident her skill set is a good fit for the Village of Queen Charlotte.”I’m looking forward touching base with other C.A.O.s, and supporting Greg and the new council,” she said. In the coming weeks, she will transition into her new role with help from current C.A.O. Peter Weeber.Her position begins Dec. 1 and lasts three months, at which point the new councillors and mayor have the opportunity to decide on a candidate for the permanent position.Ms. Wiedeman and her partner Norm Wagner own and operate Chateau Norm in Queen Charlotte. She is also chair of the Queen Charlotte Harbour Authority.”I see myself as a good long-term option. I see this working really well,” she said. “I can provide long-term stability for the community, which is hard to get sometimes when you’re remote. I don’t plan to leave Charlotte.”