/New Minden CAO steps in

New Minden CAO steps in

By Emily Stonehouse

The search is finally over. After months of searching for a new CAO in Minden Hills, Cynthia Fletcher has stepped into the role, effective Nov. 23, 2023. “I am extremely pleased that Cynthia will be our new CAO,” said Mayor Bob Carter. “With her leadership, our team will deliver the service that Minden Hills requires as we continue to grow in this changing world.”

Fletcher brings to the table a variety of municipal experiences, including but not limited to the City of Kitchener, the City of Peterborough, and the Township of Georgian Bluffs. Professionally,  Fletcher is a CAO Mentor for the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association (OMAA), sits on the Board for Inclusion Action Ontario and is a past board member with the Ontario Building

Envelope Council; items outlined in a press release circulated by the Township of Minden Hills on Nov. 21. 

Pat Kennedy had been acting as interim CAO since the summer months, and stepped away from the role in October. Prior to Kennedy, the position was filled by Trisha McKibbin, who left Minden to join the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc in July of this year. 

“I want to thank council for inviting me to join the Minden Hills team.” said Fletcher in a press release to the community. “I look forward to working with Council, our staff, and the community in building a bright future for Minden Hills.”