County warden resigns, takes CAO job

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County of Simcoe Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall is assuming the functions of warden after the resignation of Warden Gerry Marshall. 

The County of Simcoe received notice August 22 from the Town of Penetanguishene that Marshall has resigned from his position as mayor of the municipality.

Marshall will serve as interim chief administrative officer for the Town of Wasaga Beach after the retirement of CAO George Vadeboncoeur.

“As a result of this notice, and the fact that Simcoe County councillors are appointed to their positions by virtue of holding the office of mayor or deputy mayor of one of the 16 member municipalities, he has also therefore effectively resigned both his seat on Simcoe County council and his position as the warden, or head of Simcoe County council,” said a news release from the county.

“Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall will assume the functions commonly performed by the warden in the interim, and county council will continue to govern and provide direction as per the norm.”

Dowdall, the mayor of Essa Township, recently won the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada for Simcoe-Grey.

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