Bruce County needs new CAO

Bruce County Council needs to find a new Chief Administrative Officer.

Current CAO Sandra Datars Bere has announced she plans to move to the City of St. Thomas as their new City Manager,

She will leave her position with Bruce County at the end of 2021. Datars Bere began managing Bruce County in May of 2020.

A media release said Datars Bere successfully guided the municipality through the timeline of the pandemic while continuing to enhance essential services through initiatives related to fiscal responsibility, health care, community growth, and economic development.

Warden Janice Jackson says “on behalf of the entire County, I would like to thank CAO Sandra Datars Bere for her public service and guiding leadership that saw us through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sandra has helped build a foundation of modernization, good governance, and people-first support for our community. We wish Sandra well in her new position.”

CAO Sandra Datars Bere adds, “Thank you to my Bruce County colleagues. It has been a privilege to work with this motivated Council and Staff group, supporting a healthy and strong community through these challenging times. Thank you also to Bruce County’s business community, residents, and care providers. Under Bruce County’s talented leadership team, I see continued success and a bright future.”

Bruce County Council will discuss and make decisions on next steps for County management in the days and weeks ahead.