Parry Sound officially welcomes new CAO
Clayton Harris appointed CAO of Parry Sound. Photo Supplied By: Rebecca Johnson, Town of Parry Sound
Parry Sound officially welcomed Clayton Harris, its newest Chief Administrative Officer to the council on Tuesday. Harris’ appointment follows Rob Men’s retirement earlier this month.
Harris draws on a diverse skill set including 25 years of leadership experience in municipal government and 10 years as a chartered accountant in the private sector. Harris says he’s delighted to return to Parry Sound, a place he once called home.
“What’s on the town’s current strategic plan and what’s on everybody’s mind as the election approaches: its economic development,” Harris said. “I think people are looking for employment opportunities and not just low-income employment but middle-class income.”
“I think the economic development is a priority. This will generate income for people to buy housing. We need a variety of housing options for residents,” Harris adds.
Harris doesn’t miss the GTA traffic. “It feels really good to be home,” he said.
“I’m really hoping to make a positive difference but it’s really about executing the council’s vision for the community.”