Bruce County mum on suspensions - names new CAO

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Bruce County has appointed Bettyanne Cobean as its new Acting Chief Administrative Officer.

In a release sent to Dock News, Warden Mitch Twolan says "Bettyanne has a wealth of municipal experience and knows Bruce County well, returning to the County after having just recently retired as the Director of Corporate Services. We are pleased she has accepted Council’s invitation to oversee the administration and day-to-day operations of the County."

The move comes in the wake of a number of Bruce County staff being suspended with pay September 5th including the CAO, the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Health Services and the head administrator at Brucelea Haven in Walkerton which is currently undergoing major review after scathing reports from the Ministry of Health over patient and staffing issues. 

Meanwhile Cobean is happy to be back for the interim. 

“I’ve enjoyed working for the County throughout my career and I am honoured to lead the County during this transition period,” says Bettyanne Cobean. “I look forward to working closely with Warden Twolan, County Council, staff and our community partners as Acting CAO. Bruce County is an amazing community and I am confident that we have a team in place to make this transition a smooth one. We will continue delivering the highest level of service to our residents, business and partners, as we continue to move forward – advancing our vision for Bruce County,” she adds.

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