The Township of Douro-Dummer is pleased to announce that Elana Arthurs has been hired as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Township.

Elana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of CAO. In her current role as Clerk for the Township of Cavan-Monaghan, Elana was the first to introduced internet and telephone voting in 2014 and led the way for its implementation throughout the County of Peterborough in the 2018 municipal election. She has been responsible for ushering in change and modernization initiatives such as a corporate wide records retention system and major cost savings in regards to the municipal insurance program. Elana has also held the position of Deputy Clerk at the Town of Prescott and has experience in the private sector.

Mayor J. Murray Jones said that “We welcome Elana to the Douro-Dummer family. Her wide range of municipal experience will serve us all very well as we move forward.”

Elana is a Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) and holds the designation of Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk (AOMC). She is active in promoting and improving the municipal sector through a variety of volunteer roles with the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), including her current role as a member of the Board of Directors.

“I am honoured to have been chosen to serve as CAO for the Township of Douro-Dummer and thrilled to be joining this vibrant community, rich in heritage and natural beauty.” Said Elana Arthurs. “I look forward to building strong and respectful relationships with residents and businesses across the Township and leading the dedicated municipal team. There are many opportunities and great things yet to come in Douro-Dummer and I am committed to working diligently for the community, staff and Council.”

The appointment of Elana to the position of CAO for the Township of Douro-Dummer will take effect on Monday, March 15, 2021.