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Region names new treasurer and finance commissioner

Nancy Taylor replaces Jim Clapp, who retired earlier this year

The Region of Durham has a new face in its top financial staff position.

On July 25, regional council confirmed the appointment of Nancy Taylor to the position of commissioner of finance and treasurer.

“We are pleased to appoint Nancy Taylor to this strategic senior position; responsible for the region’s financial management and overall fiscal accountability,” Durham CAO Gary Cubitt states in a news release. “She has dedicated the last 25 years to providing service to the community through her work with the Municipality of Clarington as their director of finance and treasurer since 2001.”

In addition to her position in Clarington, Taylor has been the chair of the Durham Municipal Insurance Pool for the past 14 years.

In 2017, she was president of the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario, and serves as past-president this year.

She graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

“Durham Region has a longstanding reputation for fiscal responsibility and integrity – the result of a robust and accountable framework,” Taylor says. “It is important that our policies and practices continue to reflect the appropriate management of regional tax dollars. I look forward to modelling and championing the region’s values, while focusing on the needs of our various stakeholders.”

In the position of commissioner of finance, Taylor will establish strategic plans and provide leadership for the department’s main divisions, financial services; financial planning and purchasing, business plans, budgets and risk management; and internal audit and administration.

Taylor replaces Jim Clapp who retired earlier this year. Mary Simpson served as the acting commissioner of finance and treasurer since April.