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New CAO for Whitby

Effective this past Monday, Whitby has itself a new interim chief administrative officer.

Doug Barnes, who most recently served as the CAO for the Town of Caledon, is taking over the position at the Town of Whitby.

“As interim CAO, Mr. Barnes will help ensure the Town’s commitment to service excellence continues, and he will also lead the recruitment search for a permanent CAO,” a news release from the Town of Whitby reads.

Barnes is taking over the position from Fire Chief Dave Speed, who was appointed as acting CAO in late October after Robert Petrie, who had been CAO for eight years, stepped down from his position.