Council is pleased to announce that Mr. Gary Dyke will become the Municipality of North Grenville’s permanent Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
Mr. Dyke is a highly seasoned and respected CAO across Ontario who brings twenty five years plus experience. He is well recognized for his leadership efforts in other municipalities where he has served to streamline municipal processes, improve client services and create a culture of efficiency and innovation.
“Over the past months, as we have worked very closely with Mr. Dyke, it has become obvious that the depth of his skillset and values align very well with what Council believes our community needs,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Having worked in larger communities, including Quinte West and the City of Cambridge, Mr. Dyke is very well suited to meeting the demands of a high growth municipality such as ours. His capacity to ensure that our growth is smart and sustainable, and adds to the quality of life that residents already enjoy here, is a significant asset, and not always easy to find.”
Mr. Dyke was retained by the Municipality after a search for an Interim CAO was concluded in November. Multiple candidates were vetted, and Mr. Dyke was selected given his excellent reputation, and proven track record of implementing successful change management.
“There’s no doubt that Council has learned a lot in his short time here”, added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. “His versatility in planning and development, and familiarity with LEAN processes to find efficiencies and make sure we are making the best use of municipal resources, is very valuable.”
Prior to his role with the City of Cambridge, Mr. Dyke served for five years as the top City Manager for Quinte West, comprised of Trenton, the Village of Frankford, and Townships of Murray and Sidney. He has more than two decades of service in municipal administration and has served for eight years on the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association.
In Cambridge, Mr. Dyke is noted to have helped modernize the City’s administrative processes and established strong systems and policies. Further, he built relationships with key stakeholders in the region and around the world, and focused on economic development opportunities to attract people and new investment. Mr. Dyke was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, and is married with two grown children.
Council invites residents and businesses to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Dyke in the coming months.