Sarah Huskinson named new CAO
Less than three months after accepting a job as North Glengarry’s Deputy Treasurer, Sarah Huskinson has been elevated to the township’s top job of Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk.
“Council knows that Sarah will bring to the CAO/Clerk position the same diligence and excellence in leadership that she has displayed in her position in finance,” said Mayor Chris McDonell shortly after the announcement. Later, he said that council had interviewed about 20 candidates before deciding that Ms. Huskinson was the best choice.
Ms. Huskinson has more than 15 years of financial administration experience in the public and municipal sector of Eastern Ontario. She earned a Business Administration Accounting diploma from St. Lawrence College and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University and holds a CPA and CGA designation.
Ms. Huskinson came to North Glengarry in December of 2017 and on Jan. 17, she was promoted to Director of Finance/Treasurer.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of North Glengarry,” Ms. Huskinson said. “I look forward to working in collaboration with council, staff, and our community partners, to meet the needs of our residents and to move the Township forward in a positive direction.”
Ms. Huskinson will begin her new duties on April 16, taking over from interim CAO/Clerk Steven Potter. In the meantime, the township has started searching for a new Director of Finance/Treasurer.
TRANSITION: Township of North Glengarry Interim CAO/Clerk Steven Potter (left) with newly appointed CAO/Clerk Sarah Huskinson and North Glengarry Mayor Chris McDonell.