Brock council starting another search for new CAO

Members of Brock Township council are back on the hunt for a new CAO.

A special meeting has been scheduled next Tuesday (Aug. 18) to discuss the recruitment process. Much of the meeting, which is slated to get underway at 9:30 a.m., will likely be held in camera.

While few details have been released, Robert Lamb has left the municipality’s employ at some point in June and was 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 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.


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