New Integrity Commissioner Being Appointed

Chatham-Kent has appointed SC Consulting as the new Integrity Commissioner and Closed Meetings Investigator. The appointment becomes effective November 26, 2023.

After the contract for Bench Municipal Law & Governance expires later this month, SC Consulting will be appointed as the successful agency chosen through a transparent and competitive procurement process that took place earlier this year.

Council approved the appointment of an Integrity Commissioner, whose responsibilities are to investigate complaints and alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct for Members of Council. They also review the Code of Conduct for Members of Council and make recommendations on an annual basis and serve as an advisor to individual Members of Council in relation to the Code of Conduct and any procedures, rules and policies of the municipality governing ethical behaviour, and act as a proactive educator for Council, the Civic Administration and the public. The Commissioner also provide reports to Council, summarizing activities and provides individual investigative reports, as required, which will include background concerning a complaint and recommendations to Municipal Council with respect to a complaint.

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent would like to extend a sincere thank you to Bench Municipal Law & Governance for their exceptional four years of service and at the same time welcome Suzanne Craig from SC Consulting (



For more information contact:

Judy Smith

Director, Municipal Governance/Clerk

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

226.312.2025 Ext.3200

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