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A change of CAO at the Municipality of Grey Highlands

An change of CAO at the Municipality of Grey Highlands

Photo source: Municipality of Grey Highlands.

FROM RECENT GREY HIGHLANDS NEWS RELEASES — On June 5th, Grey Highlands Mayor Paul McQueen announced that after three years at the helm of The Municipality of Grey Highlands, CAO Rob Adams tendered his resignation to commence the next chapter of his career at the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.

“Rob has been a dedicated and highly effective Chief Administrative Officer. He has dealt with the challenges and opportunities in our municipality with agility, professionalism and enthusiasm. Council, staff and our municipality have benefited significantly from his impressive knowledge, expertise and leadership,” said McQueen.

Rob was responsible for hiring seven of the nine senior managers currently working at the municipality.

On June 7, Mayor Paul McQueen announced the appointment of Karen Mills to the position of Interim CAO for the Municipality, effective immediately.

For the past two years Karen has served as the Treasurer and Director of Finance for the Municipality and is apprised of all aspects of the Municipality, including all development and infrastructure projects currently underway in Grey Highlands.

“Karen has many years of experience in both the private and public sector. For the past 14 years, Karen has worked in municipal government and it is that breadth of experience that Council believes will help move the municipality into the future”, said Mayor Paul McQueen. “Council deliberated extensively on all options for filling the vacant CAO position, and after considered discussion, unanimously agreed that appointing Karen as the Interim CAO would support the faith Council has in Karen, our Senior Management Team, and the entire staff.”

“I’m so excited to accept this position and am honoured to work with our Council to support their strategic priorities moving forward. Grey Highlands has a strong, committed and innovated staff team who I am proud to work alongside and to lead as we move into the future”, said Mills.

Staff and Council promise to ensure a seamless transition under the new corporate leadership.

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