CAO shakeup at Brock Township

There’s been a CAO shakeup at Brock Township.

While few details have been released, Robert Lamb has left the municipality’s employ and has been replaced on an interim basis by Ralph Walton, the clerk and director of legislative services for the Region of Durham.

A press release from the Township notes that Walton is an “experienced public servant with a wide range of municipal and provincial experience, previously serving with Niagara Region and the Province of Ontario.”

“We are very excited to have Ralph join and lead our team. His professionalism, knowledge and experience will be an asset to Brock” added Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden.

Walton formally assumed the role on Monday (June 22).

Members of council have remained tight-lipped about the situation, with Mayor Bath-Hadden noting that Lamb left the municipality to “pursue other options.”

He was hired on as CAO back in October following an extensive search and assumed the role in December.

Before joining the Township of Brock, Lamb held the position of Chief Administrative Officer/Deputy Clerk for the Township of Tay since 2013.

“Prior to his job with Tay, Mr. Lamb spent four years as Simcoe County’s Manager of Economic Development, more than eight years leading the City of Orillia’s Economic Development Office, and three years as Managing Director of the Downtown Orillia Management Board,” reads a press release from Brock Township shortly after his hiring.

“Mr. Lamb brings with him an extensive background from both the public and private sector, and is well diverse in many areas, including leadership, management, economic development, and human resources.”

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