Paul Allore, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Scugog on Monday announced his retirement after close to four decades of service.
In a letter addressed to residents of Scugog, colleagues and business associates of Scugog, Allore said: “It’s been a difficult decision, but after more than 37 years of municipal and provincial public service, I have decided to retire as your Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Council has commenced the process of finding my replacement and I will continue as CAO until a suitable candidate is found.
“As you might imagine, the decision is bittersweet. On the one hand, there are exciting projects in the works and many opportunities on the horizon that I would thoroughly enjoy being part of, while on the other hand, I am drawn by an overwhelming desire to provide more support for my family and new grandson who fortunately live close by in Durham Region. In case you did not know, my wife and I relocated to Port Perry when I accepted the position. We previously lived in Bowmanville where we raised our three children,” Allore said.
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with both Mayor Drew and former Mayor Rowett. They have my utmost respect and admiration. As well, our council are dedicated and hardworking elected representatives who serve our community very well. Their job is a difficult one so please continue to encourage and support them. Thank you Mayor Drew and Council for the opportunity to lead the Township administration. It has been a rewarding experience.
“Scugog is extremely fortunate to have an experienced and qualified management team supported by hardworking and dedicated staff who work cohesively to continually go above and beyond to provide the best possible service. This supportive work environment is rare in my experience. Please continue to support our staff for the great work they do,” he requested.
He said he truly appreciated the support from the business community and residents. “I am very proud of the many accomplishments achieved by council, the senior management team and staff. I wish you all the very best for the future. I plan to remain living in Scugog and look forward to keeping involved in the community,” Allore added.