At their meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, Kingston City Council announced Lanie Hurdle as the newly-appointed Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
While the official position is newly-appointed, it’s a position Hurdle is definitely familiar with, as she has been Acting/Interim CAO since January of 2019. Hurdle replaces Gerard Hunt, who stepped down as CAO in July of this year.
“I am delighted that Lanie Hurdle has accepted the position of CAO for the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Throughout her career, Lanie has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a passionate commitment to the well-being of our community. City Council is excited to work with her to achieve Council’s strategic priorities in the coming years.”
Hurdle has nearly 20 years of experience in the municipal sector, and has held a variety of different leadership positions for the City of Kingston since joining the City in 2006. For the past eight years, she has served as the Commissioner of Community Services.
“It is a privilege to be selected as the next CAO of the City of Kingston. Kingston is a progressive city with a passionate group of residents and I look forward to collaborating with Mayor and Council, our community partners and our dedicated staff to continue to serve and grow our city,” Hurdle said.