PW hires from within for new CAO

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Adam Sobanski

In a span of a week, Plympton-Wyoming has filled big gaps in its administrative team.

Tuesday, the town announced Public Works Director Adam Sobanski would be the town’s new chief administrative office. Erik Campbell of Newfoundland was announced as fire chief Aug. 30.

Sobanski has been in public service for 20 years with the last 11 being in a management position.
Mayor Gary Atkinson said Sobanski officially takes over Sept. 11. “There is a lot of great initiatives on the horizon for the town and council felt Mr. Sobanski was the right candidate to help move the town forward with his already strong, well-established connections,” says Atkinson in a news release.

Meantime, Campbell, a former military man and volunteer firefighter is the current manager of emergency response and planning at St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland.

Atkinson says 16 people applied for the position including some candidates from the area but Campbell “seemed to have the qualities were looking for.”

Campbell fills the boots of former chief Darryl Thompson who left the municipality after being placed on administrative leave in February at the same time the former CAO Carolyn Tripp went on sick leave. Plympton-Wyoming parted ways with the chief May 18. Tripp left and was quickly hired by the Municipality of North Middlesex.