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Michelle Smibert to become new Town Clerk at Town of Tillsonburg

Posted on Thursday February 06, 2020

The Town of Tillsonburg announced today that Michelle Smibert will be the new Town Clerk for the Town of Tillsonburg, beginning Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Smibert is a past president of the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), and has extensive experience with several area municipalities. She was previously Clerk at Thames Centre, Manager of Licensing and Elections at the City of London and Deputy Clerk at the City of Stratford. In 2010, Smibert became Chief Administrative Officer of Middlesex Centre, a role she held until 2018. She most recently served as Clerk for the Township of Mulmur.

Smibert earned her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Western University, and is a Certified Municipal Officer (CMO).

“The role of municipal clerk is extremely important in a municipality and I’m confident Michelle’s background and experience will serve Council and our community well,” says Mayor Stephen Molnar.

CAO Kyle Pratt agrees. “Michelle’s experience in blended rural and urban municipalities, and her solid understanding of applicable legislation and regulations are a welcome addition to our leadership team.”

Smibert succeeds Donna Wilson, who will retire on February 29, 2020.

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Contact:
Kyle Pratt, CAO
Town of Tillsonburg
200 Broadway – Suite 204
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 5A7
519 688 3009 ext 4000

About Tillsonburg

Located 90 minutes west of the Toronto area, Tillsonburg offers companies a strategic location in Ontario’s agriculture and manufacturing heartland. With low business and development costs, progressive policies and a high-speed fibre optic network, Tillsonburg is home to more than 600 regional, national and international companies. To find out more about Tillsonburg, visit www.tillsonburg.ca or www.DiscoverTillsonburg.ca.

The essence of Tillsonburg is captured in three words:

Connected – A strong sense of community, a history of engagement and collaboration, and strong connections to surrounding markets based on a strategic location within Southwestern Ontario

Enriched – A high quality of life evidenced by community centres/programs, opportunities to be meaningfully involved, abundance of parks and green spaces, and a rural/urban influence that combines for a sustainable, comfortable pace

Inspired – An entrepreneurial spirit and strong rural work ethic with leadership in agri-business and related ventures and a track record of “Made in Tillsonburg” solutions

 

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