Ron Tripp, former director of infrastructure services for the Town of Fort Erie, has been appointed to the top public works position at Niagara Region.
His appointment as Commissioner of Public Works was made this morning.
Tripp headed the public works department in Fort Erie since 2005 and was acting CAO for more than 18 months.
He quit the day after being snubbed for the third time for the permanent CAO post in a series of controversial 4-3 votes by town council.
He joined the City of St. Catharines as director of transportation and environmental services for the City of St. Catharines last year.
Fort Erie is still without a CAO.
Fort Erie’s last CAO, Harry Schlange, was hired as CAO at the Region last fall.