Staffing changes in the works in Mississippi Mills

February 14, 2018 by

Mississippi MillsHiring process for new CAO underway
Mississippi Mills is moving ahead with the process of hiring a new chief administrative officer (CAO).

They endorsed Ravenhill Group as the firm tasked with an executive search for the top municipal administration job at a cost of $22,800 to the municipality.

Council approved issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) back last month, that saw five other firms submit bids.

According to a report from current CAO Diane Smithson, Ravenhill Group was the recommended applicant following an evaluation, not just because they had the lowest price. She said her report the company focuses 100 per cent of their business on municipal recruitment.

She said, they offer a two-year guarantee meaning they will re-undertake the search at their own cost…if the successful candidate does not remain in the position for two years.

Smithson will be leaving March 2 to take on the same position in Carleton Place.

Acting Clerk joins Township
Cynthia Moyle has joined Mississippi Mills as acting clerk.

Moyle is no stranger to Lanark County, having retired just last year as the chief administrative officer with Beckwith Township.

Moyle was hired on a contract basis to aid the municipality once current CAO, Diane Smithson, departs March 2.

She began Feb. 5 and is expected to work through the transition until the end of June.

Clerk Shawna Stone will be assuming interim CAO duties until a permanent replacement has been found.