Chief planner Craig Larmour is retiring from the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake on Friday.
“Craig will be sincerely missed,” chief administrative officer Marnie Cluckie said during Monday’s committee of the whole meeting.
Larmour's planned retirement was revealed internally several weeks before Christmas but is only being announced publicly now.
He has been director of development and community services since 2016 and previously worked for several other Niagara municipalities, including Lincoln, West Lincoln and Pelham.
“Craig has really been a pillar at the town and we will be forever grateful to him for his dedication to the community,” Cluckie said.
“He’s an incredibly kind and thoughtful leader who sets a very strong example by working hard, setting the bar high and committing himself to the organization, to continuous improvement and to the endless possibilities for the future of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a bit of rest and relaxation now.”
Rick Wilson, manager of planning, will temporarily fill Larmour’s role while a full-time replacement is sought.
In a news release, Lord Mayor Betty Disero said, “Craig has been a pillar of wisdom, leadership and integrity for the town.”
“On behalf of council, I extend my heartfelt thanks to Craig for his guidance and dedication to this community and wish him a very happy retirement.”