North Grenville CAO Brian Carré is no longer employed with the Municipality.
Mayor Nancy Peckford confirmed that the employment relationship between Brian and the Municipality ended on Wednesday. “We are bound by a confidentiality agreement so I am not able to say more,” she said on Thursday afternoon.
Mayor Peckford did say that she sees this as an opportunity to attract a new CAO who will share council’s vision and commitment to the focus areas identified in the council work plan. This includes promoting sustainable and strategic growth, a safe, healthy and cohesive community and collaborative leadership. “Council sees this development as an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the senior management team,” she says. “This is a strategic moment for council to identify a leader for municipal staff that aligns with council’s vision and values.”
Mayor Peckford also assures that it will be “business as usual” at the Municipality as they work towards recruiting a new CAO. Council met with senior management Thursday morning and will be appointing an Interim CAO from municipal staff by the end of the week. “[We want to] ensure there is no disruption,” she says. “We have a staff that are eager to fulfill council priorities.”
The Municipality will be using an executive search firm to help identify the right candidate for the position. Once this process is activated later in November, it is likely that council will retain an external Interim CAO until a new person is hired.