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Michael Burton Announces Retirement

Michael Burton, Director of Investment Attraction and Government Relations with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services, announced today that he is retiring effective September 14, 2018. Burton has been with Economic Development for the past seven years and was the former Director of Economic Development from 2011 to 2016 when he transitioned into his current role.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at the Municipality, but this is the right time for me to move from the world of Investment Attraction and change my focus to my family and my future,” said Burton. “It truly has been a pleasure working with Council and the Economic Development team and I know that I will miss them.”

“Michael has been an important part of Economic Development and we wish him all the best in his retirement,” said John Norton, General Manager of Community Development. “We also want our investment community to know that Michael’s retirement has been in the works for some time and that his portfolio is being assumed by the Acting Director of Economic Development, Stuart McFadden.”

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Media Contact:

Andrew Tompsett
Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Phone: 519-352-8401 x2039
Fax: 519-436-3237