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Hornepayne announces hiring of new CAO

Aileen Singh will start in the position next year, following Gail Jaremy's retirement
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The Town of Hornepayne has hired a new chief administrative officer and clerk.

Aileen Singh will take on the role effective Jan. 1, 2023, following the retirement of current CAO-clerk Gail Jaremy, who has served in the role for six years.

In the leadup to Jaremy’s departure, Singh will begin work on July 4, where she’ll train alongside Jaremy to ensure a smooth transition into the position, the town noted.

“On behalf of council, we would like to welcome Ms. Singh to our community, and I am looking forward to the energy and perspective she will bring to the team,” said Drago Stefanic, Hornepayne’s deputy mayor, in a May 26 news release.

Singh, who holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Victoria, will be relocating from Coquitlam, B.C.

She’s described as an experienced office manager with a demonstrated history of working in the B.C. public sector.

Skilled in government administration, strategic planning, and policy research, Singh is a qualified legal administrative professional with demonstrated skills in time management, organization problem-solving, communication and engagement, and she values collaborative relationships.

These, along with her strong interpersonal skills and strategic thinking, will be great assets to the municipality and to the community as a whole, the town said.

“I am confident that Ms. Singh is the right person for the job and that the passion and enthusiasm she exudes will serve Hornepayne well as she leads our team through the many opportunities that are open to us,” Stefanic said.

Hornepayne is a small community of about 1,000 people located in the Algoma District, about an hour north of White River.