Thursday, April 21, 2016

Town of Windsor Appoints Assistant Town Manager

At its meeting of April 6, 2016, the Windsor Town Council approved several departmental reorganization proposals of staff, and authorized the filling of certain positions to the Town’s job classification scheme. One of these authorized positions is Assistant Town Manager. The Town is fortunate that the recovering economy and the Town’s revenue picture has allowed for these changes.

 In considering the needs of the Town, and the talents and skills deemed essential for this role, Town Manager Linda Kelly has considered the options which best suit the Town. Being that this position is an Executive Management position reporting to the Town Manager, Kelly will retain the discretion whether to make a direct appointment to the position or to conduct a recruitment. Kelly stated, “I consider myself fortunate to have a strong management team with many skills, talents and potential, and have looked first internally. Thus, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Administrative Services Director Camille Kazarian to the position of Assistant Town Manager.”

 Kelly added, “Camille brings a strong administrative and financial skill base to this position, as well as a great deal of experience in the private sector which will benefit the Town’s need to continue to forge innovative, efficient and cutting-edge solutions for the challenges we face. Camille has been with the Town since December 2013, starting as Finance Manager. Camille is well-respected, works collaboratively and brings a service orientation to her leadership style. In her past employment, she held management positions with large and prominent agencies in this county including Redwood Credit Union and Autodesk.”

Kelly further noted, “Some of her new duties will involve Town-wide goals and objectives, Council priorities and projects, and assisting the Town with taking advantage of opportunities and innovations brought about by the many Town-wide plans being updated at the present time, as well as improving administrative policies and procedures, and communication, coordination and collaboration internally and externally on high-profile projects and goals. She will also participate in leadership efforts to further our organizational vision and values through policy and implementation.”

 Camille holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sonoma State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

 Mayor Mark Millan noted, “Camille has demonstrated her extraordinary talents and leadership in helping the Town address a variety of challenges. She is easy to work with, well respected and her assistance will allow our Town Manager to focus her attention on the bigger issues we are working through.”

Commenting on her appointment Camille stated, “Windsor is a wonderful community to work for and I am excited to have this opportunity to help implement the Town’s goal and objectives.  It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of people and at the direction of our Town Manager and Council who provide progressive vision and leadership for Windsor.”