John Norton is the General Manager of Community Development and the Chief Legal Officer for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. John is responsible for Planning Services, Building Development Services, Economic Development Services, Fire and Emergency Services, and Legal Services. 

John moved, along with his spouse and children, to Chatham-Kent in 2011. Previously John has lived in London, Toronto, Edmonton, and for several years in Eastern Europe. 

John’s formal education includes a law degree, masters degree in human resources, and an undergraduate degree in philosophy and religion. John attended the Universities of Western Ontario, Toronto, and Alberta.