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County of Renfrew Selects New Chief Administrative Officer



August 29th, 2018


Paul Moreau to Assume Duties as of September29th, 2018.

Pembroke, (ON):  Today, County Council is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Moreau will assume the duties of the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk of the County of Renfrew.  It was made official today by County Council when they passed a resolution confirming the hiring recommendation made by the Recruitment Committee.  Moreau replaces the current CAO/Clerk Jim Hutton, who announced his retirement earlier this year in April, and he will depart from the position on September 29th, 2018.

Warden Jennifer Murphy commented, “Paul Moreau brings a breadth of experience and leadership qualities to this position.  I have had many opportunities to work with Mr. Moreau over the last several years both in his capacity as Director of Development and Property, and more recently in his role as Director of Social Services.  I have found Paul to be a valuable asset to the County of Renfrew and an outstanding leader; I am confident that he will excel in his new role as the CAO/Clerk.”

Mr. Hutton commended Mr. Moreau saying, “Paul brings a strong level of professionalism, dedication and leadership to this position, and I feel confident that he will continue to lead the staff of the County of Renfrew into the future in a manner that delivers the levels of service that residents of the county expect.  I wish him well in his new role.”

A Recruitment Committee Chaired by  County of Renfrew Warden Jennifer Murphy, and comprised of Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee Councillor Walter Stack, Vice-Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee Glenn Doncaster, and the three most recent past Wardens (Councillors, Peter Emon, Bob Sweet, Janice Visneskie Moore) was established to design a recruitment process.  A total of 55 individuals applied for the position, and the Recruitment Committee then interviewed the final 5 applicants before selecting Mr. Moreau.

Mr. Moreau has more than 10 years of municipal experience, including five years as Director of Development and Property between 2011 and 2016, and the last two years as the Director of Social Services for the County of Renfrew.  Prior to coming to the County of Renfrew, Mr. Moreau served as the District Manager with the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Mr. Moreau had this comment about his new role, “I am very pleased with the decision of County Council.  As the Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk I look forward to a productive relationship with Council, the Senior Leadership Team, County staff, and the Local Municipalities in continuing to deliver services to our community that make Renfrew County a great place to live, work and play.”

For more information, please contact:

Jim Hutton                                                      Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk of the County of Renfrew                        613-735-7288

Michael Barber                                               Media Relations/ Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew                            613-735-7288

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