MH hires new CAO
By Chad Ingram
The Township of Minden Hills has hired a new chief administrative officer, who will start in the position July 6.
The township has been in the process of recruiting a new CAO during the past few months, and Mayor Brent Devolin announced during a May 28 online ouncil meeting that Trisha McKibbin had been hired as the township’s top staff member. “She comes to us with over 17 years of municipal experience,” Devolin said, explaining McKibbin has worked for various municipalities in the province including most recently the Town of St. Marys, where she’s been the director of corporate services for the past 12 years.
“She is not unfamiliar with our part of the province,” Devolin said, adding McKibbin has been coming to Twelve Mile Lake for the past decade or so.
“This is an exciting day,” he said. “These processes always take a substantial amount of time and during the COVID crisis, I want to thank all the members of council and staff and others that have made this happen.”
Current CAO/treasurer Lorrie Blanchard, who’s filled the combined role for the past six years, will remain with the township as head of the finance department.