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Perth announces new Director of Legislative Services/Clerk

Amanda Noël is the new Director of Legislative Services/Clerk for the Town of Perth. – Submitted photo

The Town of Perth has announced the appointment of a new Director of Legislative Services/Clerk.

A media release explains that the new director, Amanda Noël, has lived and worked in Lanark County for several years.

“Amanda brings a breadth of knowledge to this position as well as connections throughout the region,” the release says. She has previously worked with the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark County and the Township of Lanark Highlands.

“Amanda comes to Perth following an extensive career in the municipal field, with knowledge spanning various departments. I am excited to have her join our team and look forward to working alongside her,” states Michael Touw, the town’s CAO in a media release. “Perth residents are fortunate to have her stepping into this role, which is integral to the community.”

The role of Director of Legislative Services/Clerk is responsible for ensuring compliance with numerous pieces of legislation including the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Noël will also be responsible for enacting by-laws, conducting municipal elections and providing advice and guidance to council regarding legislation that governs the municipality. She’ll also be supervising by-law enforcement, the provincial offences court, and more.

Noël ‘s first day on the job will be June 1, 2024, where she will have a period of training and transition with outgoing director Susan Beckel before Susan retires.

“We welcome Amanda to the Town of Perth and look forward to having her join our leadership team at this critical time as we continue to grow,” the release concludes.

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