During a Council Committee of the Whole meeting, Chief Administrative Officer Brenda Orchard announced her pending departure as she has accepted the CAO position with the County of Lennox & Addington in Eastern Ontario.
“I’m really proud of the cultural changes that we’ve made in Huron County and of the working relationship we’ve built between staff and council. This relationship is based on trust, honesty, transparency and mutual respect. Staff and Council build on each other’s ideas to make the best decisions for rate payers.” said Orchard. “I’m looking forward to working with the Council and staff in Lennox & Addington as the next chapter in my career.”
Orchard has been the Huron County CAO for over four years and has spearheaded several organizational improvements that have ranged from workplace culture to the County’s approach to economic development.
“Brenda has been a wonderful leader within our organization and for Huron County, and we’re thrilled for her as she accepts this new role,” said Warden Jim Ginn. “Council and staff are in a very good position going forward, thanks to Brenda.”
Orchard will transition to the new role in August and the search for a new CAO will begin shortly.