Shelburne, ON June 27, 2017: The Town of Shelburne would like to announce the retirement of long time CAO/Clerk, John Telfer effective August 4, 2017.

After 14 years of service with the Town of Shelburne, Council accepted his letter of resignation effective August 4, 2017. John was hired as Clerk in 2003 and was appointed Acting CAO in October 2008 and then appointed CAO/Clerk November 23, 2009. John has been an asset to the Town of Shelburne since commencing his career and has proven to be a dedicated, ambitious and skilled employee whose commitment to the community will leave a lasting legacy.

During his tenure, John has overseen a host of initiatives along with prosperous economic development for the Town of Shelburne. Promoting better service through inclusion and workplace culture and overseeing the development of Shelburne with increased growth. He has been a dedicated employee and will be missed by Council and Staff.

“John has shown exemplary leadership in his years as CAO/Clerk,” says Mayor Bennington. “I congratulate John on his years of dedicated service and wish him all the very best as he starts the next chapter of his life. All of Council wishes him the very best in his retirement years.”

In the interim, Council has approved Treasurer, Carol Sweeney to assume the Acting CAO role effective August 4, 2017.

The Dufferin Board of Trade would like to thank John Telfer for his dedication and commitment as a board member of DBOT. Throughout his tenure as a board member, John has seen the organization grow and evolve from the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce and to the current Dufferin Board of Trade.

John helped to create the strategic plan for the newly organized Dufferin Board of Trade and the strategic action plan to ensure its effective implementation. John has helped to reform the organization’s Mission and Vision with renewed focus, sat on numerous DBOT sub-committees, demonstrated his unwavering support at various events and engagements, and brought invaluable contributions and input to the Board table.

The Dufferin Board of Trade congratulates John and offers best wishes for a relaxing and happy retirement.