City Council passed a by-law during their meeting Monday evening appointing current Deputy CAO/City Clerk of Corporate Services Malcolm White as permanent CAO, effective after the Council meeting held in July.
This decision came after a lengthy selection and interview process conducted by the CAO Recruitment Committee, consisting of Counc. Hilsinger, Coun. Niro and the Mayor.
White has been with the city since the fall of 1988, after he graduated from Laurentian University with his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education. His first role was in the Recreation and Culture division as the Recreation Assistant of Sports, Events and Development. Since then, he’s worked his way up to his current role of Deputy CAO/City Clerk.
Mayor Provenzano thanked Councillors Hilsinger and Niro for their hard work and expressed his “tremendous amount of fath in and respect for Malcolm’s intelligence and integrity.”
Provenzano said he thinks the big thing to takeaway from this decision is the city’s dedication to grow and develop its staff and team internally.
He said he’s also really pleased to see someone internally moving up into a more significant role “to make sure that we can continue doing some of the great work that we’ve been doing together.”
“I think this is a really great day for us, I think it’ll be solid for our term and really great for staff,” he continued.
Coun. Durfour also offered his congratulations to White, who was absent due to his son’s post-secondary graduation, saying that in his (Dufour’s) short term on council, White has been “an excellent resource, a man of integrity and a man of process.”
“I think that means very good things for our city going forward,” he said.
Current CAO Al Horsman will stay in the position until the end of the July 15 Council meeting.