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Mike Rutter retires, Gary Dyke hired as County CAO

Haliburton County has a new Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk.

Gary Dyke will start in the role on Nov. 8 and replaces Michael Rutter, who is retiring after being in the position since 2015.

“We have been extremely fortunate to have had Mike Rutter work with us for the last eight and a half years,” says County Warden Liz Danielsen. “He’s Haliburton born and raised and the best interests of Haliburton are always top of mind for him. He has guided us through a number of extraordinarily challenging projects, and just done an extremely good job for us. He’s a highly talented individual who’s provided the County an excellent service overall.”

Danielsen asks the community to welcome Dyke as he takes over Rutter’s says he has more than three decades of municipal experience, ranging from operations to strategic planning and legislative services.

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“Gary comes to us with an extraordinary amount of experience,” says Danielsen. “It’s very well-rounded experience, and I think we’re fortunate to have found him and to be bringing him on board.”

Dyke has previously served with the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the International City Managers Association Ethics Committee, and the World Council on City Data.

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