Karen Dunlop
Karen Dunlop, CAO

Municipality of North Grenville Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

North Grenville’s Council has appointed Karen Dunlop as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Her appointment is effective today.

Ms. Dunlop has been acting in the CAO role since January. Prior to that, she was the Municipality’s Director of Public Works for 15 years. She replaces Gary Dyke who has been on leave and will not be returning to the Municipality.

“On behalf of Council, please join me in congratulating Karen on this permanent role. She knows our community and our Municipal staff team very well. Not only has she demonstrated important leadership skills since stepping into the role, she also brings decades of experience and is well respected throughout the organization,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“Council is confident that she is the right person to lead the organization at this time,” noted Peckford.”

Ms. Dunlop brings a commonsense approach and fulsome understanding of the realities of a high growth community such as North Grenville.

Over that past several years, Ms. Dunlop has led a variety of key projects for North Grenville, such as the rebuild and replacement of many urban and rural streets, increased efficiency and reliability of the municipal sanitary and water systems, growth management in rural and urban subdivisions, and more recently, the emergency response for the 2023 ice storm as well as overseeing the 2023 budget process. She has been a resident of North Grenville since 1997.

“I am honoured by this vote of confidence and am excited to continue in the role of CAO on a permanent basis,” said Dunlop. “I have an incredible team who works alongside me and I look forward to leading the daily operations of the Municipality, overseeing sustainable and responsible growth, as well as achieving our goals of maintaining a high quality of life in North Grenville for the years to come.”

For more information about the Municipality’s strategic plan, visit the Municipality of North Grenville’s Strategic Plan page.

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