Greater Napanee announces Matthew Grant as new Town CAO

Matthew Grant will assume the position of CAO on June 17, 2024. Photo via Town of Greater Napanee.

The Town of Greater Napanee has announced Matthew Grant as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO.)

According to a release from the Town, Council members and staff from the Town of Greater Napanee would like to welcome Matthew and his wife Alison as they move to the community in the coming weeks. Grant will step into his new role on Monday, Jun. 17, 2024.

The Town shared that Grant is a career public servant with a background in communications, government relations, community engagement, and media. Over the past 16 years, he has served in senior roles in municipal and provincial governments and Canadian research universities in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western University and a Master of Journalism from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Grant will be coming to Greater Napanee from Hamilton, Ontario, where he served as the City of Hamilton’s Director of Communications, performed Chief of Staff duties for the City Manager, and was a member of the Senior Leadership Team, according to the release.

“I look forward to working with members of Council, the dedicated staff at the Town of Greater Napanee, and members of the public in the coming years. I want to thank members of Council for the opportunity to serve the people of Greater Napanee and to contribute to the Town’s continued success,” Grant expressed.

In the release, Mayor Terry Richardson welcomed Grant to the Town of Greater Napanee.

“On behalf of the Community, Council, and the Corporation of the Town of Greater Napanee, I would like to welcome Matthew to our municipality. Matthew’s experience and upbeat perspective will most definitely make a positive influence, not only to the Corporation, but to the municipality as a whole,” Richardson stated.

“We have some exciting times ahead us, and we are happy Matthew will be part of those times. Once again, welcome Matthew and your family, to Greater Napanee”.

Grant takes the reins as CAO after former CAO John Pinsent resigned in July 2023, having held the position since September 2021. In the interim, Brandt Zatterberg, the Town’s General Manager of Community and Corporate Services, has served as Acting CAO.

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