Council has appointed an Acting Chief Administrative Officer while they actively search for a permanent CAO.
Karen Dunlop, Director of Public Works at the Municipality of North Grenville, will serve as Acting CAO for the next several weeks. During this time, an external individual will be identified to fulfill the role of a temporary Interim CAO until a new permanent CAO has been hired.
“As a member of the Senior Management Team who has served in the role of Director for 15 years, we are confident that Ms. Dunlop will be able to keep things moving forward during this transition,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. She will retain her duties as Director of Public Works.
The search for both the Interim and a permanent CAO will commence shortly. Council will retain an external professional, with past experience as a CAO, for an interim period of approximately three to four months until the permanent CAO is hired. An outside firm will be engaged to assist Council to conduct a comprehensive search for the permanent CAO.
For the permanent CAO position, Council will be seeking someone with considerable experience and strong collaborative leadership skills, who is able to work in a fast-paced environment in the quickly growing community of North Grenville.