New CAO for Chatham-Kent

Mayor and Council are pleased to announced Michael Duben as the next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Chatham-Kent following Don Shropshire’s retirement.

Michael joins the Municipality of Chatham-Kent from his current role as CAO for Oxford County for Oxford County, a regional municipality in Southwestern Ontario. Prior to that assignment, he served the District Municipality of Muskoka as its Chief Administrative Officer for seven years beginning in 2013. In addition to his CAO experience, Michael brings 10 years of experience as a senior corporate law partner at Miller Canfield LLP in Windsor, and over 5 years with the City of Windsor as General Manager responsible for a number of departments including Parks, Licensing and Enforcement, Planning, Building, Recreation, Fire Services and Cultural Affairs. Michael also served as Vice President for EnWin Utilities from 2009-2013.

Mayor Darrin Canniff says, “Michael joins us at a critical juncture as we work to recover from the challenges of the pandemic, including its economic and societal impacts, along with a vibrant level of growth and development. We are confident Michael’s comprehensive leadership experience, relationship building and past achievements in managing partnerships and driving value in the delivery of public services, will greatly benefit the Municipality and help Council to realize it’s strategic goals.”  

Chatham-Kent Council will be taking steps this Monday to ratify Michael Duben as the next CAO. In the meantime, Tony Haddad remains the Interim CAO for the Municipality until September 8, when Duben  joins the Municipality.