Municipality of Brighton Hires New CAO

In City Hall

The Municipality of Brighton has successfully completed the recruitment of a new Chief Administrative Officer. Elana Arthurs will be joining the Municipality of Brighton as its new CAO, effective April 8, 2024.

As an experienced professional Elana comes to Brighton with over 15 years of municipal experience, most recently as the CAO in the Township of Douro-Dummer.

She holds a Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) and an Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk (AOMC) designation and is a recognized leader with AMCTO as she completes her final year on the Board of Directors in the role of Immediate Past President.

Combined with her exemplary leadership skills, wealth of knowledge in change management and strategic initiative implementation she has proven ability to develop a strong corporate culture and lead a team of productive and dedicated employees.

Ms. Arthurs is looking forward to starting a new chapter in Brighton.

“I am deeply honoured and excited to have been selected as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Municipality of Brighton. I am committed to working collaboratively with Council, staff, and residents to promote transparency and enhance service delivery. I look forward to serving this vibrant community with integrity, dedication, and enthusiasm to address current challenges, seize new opportunities and ensure the continued prosperity of Brighton. Thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility as together we strategically shape this community towards sustainable growth, innovation, ensuring everyone is involved and valued.”

Mayor Brian Ostrander is proud of the recruitment process and knows that Ms. Arthurs will be a natural fit for Brighton.

“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Elana Arthurs as Brighton’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Ms. Arthurs brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this critical role, currently serving as CAO for the Township of Douro-Dummer and holding the recent distinction of President of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).

Her proven track record in municipal leadership, combined with her strong understanding of local government operations and commitment to public service, makes her an ideal candidate to lead our municipality forward. I am confident that her strategic vision and collaborative approach will be invaluable assets to Brighton.

I look forward to working with CAO Arthurs as we navigate the opportunities and challenges facing our community. I am certain that under her leadership, Brighton will continue to thrive as a vibrant and prosperous place to live and work.”

Current CAO Bob Casselman will be completing his contract on April 5, 2024, to ensure a seamless transition.

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