County of Huron Recognizes Redeployed Staff

January 24, 2022

Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron recognizes employees who were redeployed to critical areas of service in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Also recognized are the contributions of all County staff who have worked to maintain service delivery throughout the County’s pandemic response.

“The last two years have been hard work for everyone, including a lot of new challenges and new learnings.” said Director of Human Resources, Lara Vanstone. “I am grateful to work for an organization where the staff are willing to do whatever it takes to support each other and our wonderful community. I thank the redeployed individuals, and all County of Huron staff, for their exceptional effort in response to the pandemic.”

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many County service demands shifted and/or increased. Like all other individuals and workplaces in the community, this rapid shift in priorities required an increased effort and higher level of flexibility from County staff. To accommodate new workloads, many County of Huron staff stepped up and took on additional responsibilities, including 24 individuals who volunteered to be redeployed to critical service areas, such as Long-Term Care, Economic Development and Property Services

Redeployed staff worked in alternative roles for varying periods of time over the course of the County’s crisis response. Some staff continue to work in temporary redeployed positions.

In addition to those who were redeployed, some County staff took on new roles within their own departments. Many remained in their original roles, but took on added workloads from other services in an effort to ease the burden in critical response areas.

“I commend all County of Huron staff for the dedication and hard work they’ve demonstrated over the last two years,” said Huron County Warden, Glen McNeil. “I’ve seen firsthand the incredible flexibility and hard work of staff. These individuals have worked diligently behind the scenes to keep our community safe and functioning during a time of crisis. Words cannot express my immense gratitude for their exemplary service.”

Thank you to all the County of Huron staff who’ve been working in new ways and new areas!

Redeployed staff 2020-2021:

Hamilton Baker
Monique Bann
Pam Bieman
Sally Brodie
Megan Disher
Angela Eckert
Linda Feeney
Mary Fincher
Rachel Garland
Avery Greaves
Zia Khogyani
Heather Malley
Katie Marshall
Michelle Miller
Ruth Montgomery
Hannah Moore
Alina Oomen
Nina Reynolds
Erin Samuell
Elise Schofield
Rick Sickinger
Sandra Skinn
Larry Sloan
Tanis Vandermolen

The redeployment programming continues in 2022 as required.

The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines. Regular hand hygiene, physical distancing, mask use and staying home when ill are critical to slow the spread of COVID-19. For important health information visit: Huron-Perth Public Health.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)