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Peterborough County CAO, Gary King retiring
January 27, 2017
On January 23, County of Peterborough CAO/Deputy Clerk, Gary King gave notice of his retirement as of December 31, 2017, after a long and successful career in the municipal sector.
Mr. King was named one of Peterborough’s 20 most influential people of 2012.
Gary’s public sector career began in 1982 with the County of Grey as a Junior Planner. He then joined the County of Peterborough as a Planning Technician from 1985 to 1987, and moved along to the Township of Thurlow as their Senior Planner, and subsequently their Clerk/Administrator from 1990 to 1997. Gary then worked for the City of Belleville as their Director of Economic Development. In 1999, Gary was with the Town of Gravenhurst as the CAO/Economic Development Officer and in 2000 Gary was appointed the CAO/Clerk in the County of Haliburton.
Gary rejoined the County of Peterborough as CAO/Deputy Clerk in February 2004.
Newly appointed Deputy Warden and Selwyn Township Mayor, Mary Smith noted that “Gary King has always exhibited a passion and dedication for his work at the County of Peterborough. His advancement of the Regional Broadband Network project for Peterborough County and Eastern Ontario, has proven his strong commitment to economic development.”
Gary will be assisting the County in making his transition to retirement as smooth as possible and will continue to represent the best interests of the County in all that he does. The County will commence a recruitment process in the coming months.
Peterborough County Warden, Joe Taylor said that “his experience, passion and knowledge will be missed.” “We wish Gary all the best in his retirement and this exciting new part of his life. It has been a stellar career. I want to say thank you on behalf of Council in guiding not only this group but previous Councils. Thank you for your commitment to our community,” said Taylor.