Elgin County Council Appoints Don Shropshire as Interim CAO/Clerk

June 8, 2023
For Immediate Release

Central Elgin, ON – Elgin County Council is thrilled to announce that Mr. Don Shropshire has been appointed Interim Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk (CAO) for the County of Elgin, effective immediately.

Mr. Shropshire brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Elgin, having served as the CAO for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for ten (10) years and as the National Director of Disaster Management for the Red Cross for fifteen (15) years.

“On behalf of Elgin County Council, staff, and the community, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Shropshire,” says Warden Ed Ketchabaw. “Don’s vast experience, exemplary leadership skills, and ability to work collaboratively are highly valued as we strive to implement this term of Council’s plans and goals.”

This role materialized when the CAO/Clerk, Julie Gonyou, announced her resignation in May of this year. To facilitate a smooth transition, Mr. Stephen Gibson temporarily assumed the role of Acting CAO, providing unwavering support to the Corporation. “Council extends its sincerest thanks to Mr. Gibson for providing ongoing support and leadership during this time,” expresses Warden Ketchabaw.

As Council initiates the recruitment process to secure a permanent CAO, Don Shropshire will serve as Elgin County’s Interim CAO, ensuring continued stability and effective administration for the County.


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For additional information, please contact:

Warden Ed Ketchabaw
(519) 619-8432

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