DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
BROCK: The Township of Brock has found their new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). On Tuesday, September 29th, the municipality announced they have appointed Dean Hustwick as their next CAO. The Township began their search for a new CAO after former CAO Robert Lamb left the municipality office in late June. At that time, township officials stated, Mr. Lamb was “pursuing other opportunities.” The township then named Ralph Walton their acting CAO, while they conducted a search for a full time replacement. Mr. Hustwick currently serves as the Director of Community Services for the Town of Cobourg. A township press release explained, Mr. Hustwick is “an accomplished and highly skilled leader with a reputation for transforming operations, driving innovation, and improving organizational performance.” He is expected to start work with the municipality on Monday, November 2nd. Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden provided a statement on the hiring of a new CAO. “Dean’s wide range of experience and knowledge will be an asset to Brock. We look forward to having him join and lead our team,” she stated. In a press release, Mr. Hustwick said he is “thrilled to be joining the beautiful Brock community.” “I am honoured to have been selected to lead such a strong municipal team, and to support this vibrant and truly dedicated Mayor and Council, to achieve their many important goals and priorities. I look forward to meeting people across the Township, building strong, respectful and healthy relationships and collaborating on creative and innovative initiatives,” he said.