The Lakeshore News Staff
Peter Simmons has been named the new Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Amherstburg – a process that began late last year.
Simmons begins his new role with the Town this week, officially commencing his duties with the CAO Appointment Bylaw to be passed at the next meeting of Council at the end of the month.
A seasoned CAO, Mr. Simmons brings to Amherstburg a background in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors having served at an executive level with several upper, lower and single tier municipalities, provincial crown agencies, and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Peel-Dufferin).
Simmons holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester, a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University and is a Certified Municipal Manager and Human Resources Professional, a designation from the Ontario Municipal Management Institute.
During the recruitment process the Town has been led by Interim CAO, Tony Haddad.
“On behalf of Town Council, I am very pleased to welcome Peter Simmons as our next CAO.” said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo.
“His leadership, style and range of experience will be a much needed and welcome addition to the Town. Council has agreed that Mr. Simmons has everything needed to lead Amherstburg into its next exciting chapter and made a unanimous decision to appoint him in this role.”