After serving Morden as City Manager for over 11 years, Ernie Epp submitted his resignation to City Council, which they accepted at the October 30th, 2013 Council Meeting. His last day will be January 3rd, 2014 after which he will devote his time to his municipal consulting business.
During his time as CAO/City Manager Ernie recruited and developed a strong management team and applied his skills to developing sound policies and procedures. Ernie’s commitment was not only to this community directly, but also to municipal governance and advocacy for municipalities across the province as an active member of Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association (MMAA), serving a term as president. In these ways Ernie will leave a legacy not only to Morden but to municipal governance in general.
“Ernie’s strong leadership helped each of us grow personally and professionally. He communicated well and was respectful of staff. We thank Ernie for his commitment to the City and wish him well in his future endeavours,” said members of the Management Team.
“Ernie has been a very good City Manager for the City of Morden. His experience, knowledge and leadership ability will be missed. We have had the privilege of working with one of the best and wish him and his wife Robyn all the best for the future. We sincerely thank Ernie for his services to the City,” said Mayor Ken Wiebe on behalf of Council.
“I am grateful to have been a part of all the great accomplishments the Town/City of Morden has had in the past almost 12 years. Morden is a great place to work, and as many residents know, a great place to live after the career. Robyn and I plan to continue to enjoy living in Morden. Of all the places we have lived, Morden felt like home the quickest, and continues to do so,” said Ernie Epp, City Manager.