The Township of North Frontenac Council has announced the retirement of their Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Cheryl Robson.
Robson has provided notice of retirement to happen in the summer of 2022, according to a release from the Township. She began working for the Township in June 2002, and has been in the municipal profession, in a senior management position, since 1988.
As agreed to by Council today, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, Robson will end her full-time employment on December 31, 2021, and commencing in January, she will work with the Township on a contract basis until mid-summer 2022.
Council has in place a succession plan that identifies and mentors’ current staff to back fill key positions to ensure ongoing sustainability and continued service delivery for our community, according to the release. The key objective of the succession plan is to provide for a smooth transition and to allow adequate time for recruitment to fill vacant staffing position(s), the Township said.
Council has also announced that Corey Klatt will be the new CAO for the Township. Klatt is currently the Manager of Community Development and was appointed as the CAO Back-up in 2011, as part of the succession plan for the CAO position, according to the release.
“On behalf of Council, we want to express our sincere thanks for the professionalism of Cheryl in announcing her retirement,” said Mayor Ron Higgins. “The requirement of two weeks’ notice did not seem fair to Council from Cheryl’s point of view, and by providing her notice at this time allows Council to ensure staff is in place before the next Council is elected in fall 2022.”