Town CAO to step down

There is change coming at Deep River town hall.mcgee

CAO Ric McGee announced Tuesday that he will be leaving his position to take up the chief administration role with the town of Kirkland Lake as of March 2.

McGee has been Deep River’s CAO since August 2014.

In a press release at the time, then-mayor David Thompson said the town was “very pleased to be bringing on board a CAO with such a breadth of experience in municipal public service.”

“Mr. McGee has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and I look forward to his contributions and to him leading our municipal team.”

Kirkland Lake also announced the appointment Tuesday.

In a press release on the town’s website, Mayor Pat Kiely said “I speak on behalf of all of council when I say that we are pleased to be able to attract to Kirkland Lake someone with the experience and energy that Ric McGee will bring to this position.”

“We think it will bode well for residents, businesses, and the staff that deliver the vital services provided by the town.”

According to the press release, McGee said he was “eagerly looking forward to the position and assisting and advising council and staff in implementing the decisions that council will be making based on its work with the strategic plan, organizational review, and yet to be completed service delivery review.”

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