Stephen McDonald, former South Dundas CAO now at work at Muskoka Lakes


Former chief administrative officer for South Dundas, Stephen McDonald will be back to work September 14, when he becomes CAO for the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

Muskoka Lakes Mayor Don Furness and council made the announcement in an August 25, 2015, press release.

“Mr. McDonald brings over 30 years of municipal experience, with the last 10 as the CAO of the municipality of South Dundas, in Eastern Ontario,” reads the release. It continues, “Steve has held positions of increasing responsibility during his municipal career, in the areas of finance, human resources and also as a municipal clerk and treasurer.”

The release also says, “South Dundas shares many similarities to Muskoka Lakes. Both are lower tier municipalities in a six municipality upper tier government. They also have similar size permanent populations that are predominantly rural with small urban centres.”

“We welcome Steve to the Township of Muskoka Lakes and look forward to the benefit of Steve’s administrative and people skills in providing leadership to our staff and moving forward with the implementation of the Township’s Strategic Plan,” says Mayor Furniss.


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