Tim Mills has been hired by the municipality of South Dundas to fill the CAO position left vacant with the departure of Shannon Geraghty, who left to fill the same role in Augusta Township. Courtesy Photo
SOUTH DUNDAS – Municipality of South Dundas has officially welcomed a new CAO, and it is a name well known in Eastern Ontario.
Tim Mills began his new role as CAO with South Dundas on Mon., May 29, after resigning from his position with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) last week. Mills replaces the former CAO Shannon Geraghty, who moved to the position of CAO with Augusta Township at the end of April 2023.
Mills brings several years of senior level experience to the role, including serving as superintendent of schools with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). He was also CAO for the Township of South Glengarry between 2019 and 2023, before working briefly as executive director of the MCA.
“I am looking forward to working with council and staff to assist with the exciting progress and development happening across the municipality,” said Mills.
Mills said he is eager to collaborate with department directors to help them in meeting their goals, with a focus on strategic planning, infrastructure, emergency management, and furthering economic development. He is looking forward to seeing South Dundas continue to be a great place to live and flourish.
“The council team is thrilled with the hiring of Tim Mills as our next CAO,” said Mayor Jason Broad. “Mills is a great fit with us as we continue to build the best staff for the residents of South Dundas. “The CAO position is extremely important in our municipality as they will be leading the organization. With Mills, we will have a seasoned leader with ample public service skills at the helm. Mills will be very visible and active in South Dundas as he plans to truly complement our attitude and culture shift and be a part of the community. Welcome to Team South Dundas CAO Mills!”
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