Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Tecumseh’s Chief Administrative Officer, Margaret Misek-Evans, has been leading the Town’s Administration since April 2019. The CAO reports to the Mayor and Council and is responsible for:

1. Administration and management of the business affairs of the municipal corporation
2. Efficient and effective administration of municipal departments & staff
3. Advising the Mayor & Council on town business matters
4. Liaison with all orders of government, local boards, commissions & agencies
5. Policy development & administration of corporate directives as approved by Council
6. Development of sound business plans to support service levels & fiscal responsibility
7. Ensuring focus on quality customer service in the delivery of programs & services
8. Fostering a strong, effective municipal administration through continuous improvement to support the timely implementation of council initiatives

The Town’s core services include:

  • Building Inspections/Compliance
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • Local Roads
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning & Development
  • Police Services
  • Refuse & Recycle Collection
  • Water & Wastewater

Administrative Support is provided through Financial, IT and Staff Services.

Senior Management Team

The day-to-day activities and operations of the Town of Tecumseh are entrusted to department employees, led by the Senior Management Team comprised of the following:

Director of Corporate Services & ClerkMs. Laura Moy

Fulfilling Statutory functions of the Clerk’s Office
Acting as

  • Vital Statistics Act Registrar
  • Elections Officer
  • Council/Committee Secretariat
  • Municipal Freedom of Information Privacy Officer
  • Licensing Officer
  • Municipal records management
  • Human resources administration

Director of Financial Services & TreasurerMr. Luc Gagnon

  • Managing the Town’s finances in a fiscally responsible and prudent manner
  • Development of long range financial plans, strategies and policies
  • Formulation of the municipal operating and capital budgets
  • Financial reporting and controls
  • Providing objective professional support on major strategic and financial initiatives
  • Administering the procurement of goods and services
  • Liaison with regulatory officials/agencies (external auditors and financial services)

Director of Information & Communications ServicesMr. Shaun Fuerth

  • Support for all IT related information systems
  • Design and maintenance of website
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Providing user support and training
  • Manages town's internal and external communications

Director of Planning & Building ServicesMr. Brian Hillman

  • Providing professional planning advice to Council, the Planning Committee, the Committee of Adjustment, the Ontario Municipal Board and other agencies
  • Managing and administering the Town’s development control function
  • Promoting strong, healthy and sustainable community development
  • Establishing operating procedures and standards covering the services delivered by the Planning and Building Services Department

Director of Public Works & Environmental ServicesPhil Bartnik

  • Maintenance of water and storm water system
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Roads maintenance
  • Special Events
  • Refuse and Recycling Collection
  • Liaising with consulting engineers
  • Delivery of capital projects

Director of Parks & Recreation - Mr. Paul Anthony

  • Delivery of services by Parks and Recreation
  • Parks development and maintenance
  • Recreation programming
  • Facilities management
  • Special events
  • Outdoor pool

Director of Fire Services & Fire Chief   – Mr. Doug Pitre

  • Responding to all emergency calls for fire suppression, medical calls, and motor vehicle accidents
  • Responding to all industrial accidents
  • Inspection of all public assemblies, institutional, industrial and high hazard structures
  • Public education on fire prevention

The Chief Administrative Office is supported by:

TOWN OF TECUMSEH, TOWN HALL - PHONE# 519-735-2184 FAX # 519-735-8326

Name Title Extension Number Select to contact by email
Margaret Misek-Evans Chief Administrative Officer 111 Contact person by email
Lesley Racicot Manager Strategic Initiatives 150 Contact person by email
Ellen Preuschat Executive Assistant to the CAO 114 Contact person by email
Monik Grigorakis Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and Council 113 Contact person by email
Julie Bortolotti 113 Contact person by email