MODL names new CAO

Tom MacEwan has been appointed the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL).

MODL announced the appointment on August 13.

"Council is delighted to bring Tom onto the team. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the role, with more than 15 years involvement in municipal government, through his service as municipal solicitor and as CAO. We expect Tom's leadership will help us navigate the major projects we have underway as a municipality," Mayor Carolyn-Bolivar Getson said in a release.

MODL's deputy chief administrative officer (CAO) Alex Dumaresq was acting as the municipality's interim CAO following the retirement of CAO Kevin Malloy on June 28. Malloy became CAO in January, 2015.

MacEwan served most recently as CAO with the Municipality of the District of Shelburne. He's worked on projects such as a rural internet broadband strategy, a five-year strategic plan, and a community engagement strategy.

In addition to his work in municipal government, MacEwan has more than a decade of experience practicing law, with a specialty in municipal law, labour and employment law and civil litigation. MacEwan has also served as a university lecturer in the areas of business law, family law, Canadian government and world politics.

Raised in Westville, MacEwan graduated in 1999 with a law degree from Dalhousie University.

MacEwan will begin work with the municipality on September 16.

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