December 18, 2019, Simcoe, ON – Effective December 31, Norfolk County’s interim CAO has ended his employment contract – which was set to end in March 2020 – to pursue another professional opportunity.

“I would like to thank Council and County staff for their warm welcome and support over the past several months,” says McQueen. “I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from Council and many talented staff who have taken on challenges, brought new thinking and supported positive changes. It has been a privilege to be part of the ALL Norfolk Community Centre funding application and share in the passion for this project. Norfolk County is working to build a solid and sustainable financial plan that sets the foundation for delivery of quality services and important community investments.”

Mayor Kristal Chopp thanked McQueen for his leadership during his time with Norfolk County.

“Chris provided great guidance to staff and Council, and for that we’re most appreciative,” she says. “We have a hardworking and dedicated staff team here at Norfolk who I’m confident will keep things moving as we continue to prepare for difficult budget meetings scheduled for the new year.

“Norfolk County is currently in the process of recruiting for a permanent CAO,” says Chopp. “The posting has closed, and the County will soon begin reaching out to some of the many qualified candidates who have applied for the position. We’re looking forward to bringing some stability back to the organization with the appointment of a permanent CAO.”

An interim staffing plan is expected to be confirmed in the near future.