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Town of Essex names Deputy CAO

Posted on Monday November 05, 2018

The Town of Essex is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Nepszy to the position of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.

Chris has served the Town as the Director, Infrastructure and Development Services since 2008.

“Our first contact with Chris was during the design and project management of the new Essex Pollution Control Plant and the upgrades to the Harrow-Colchester Water Treatment Plant which he led in in his role as Project Manager/Engineer for Stantec Consulting,” said Donna Hunter, Chief Administrative Officer. “He impressed us with his hard work and commitment to building a strong working relationship. From there we knew he would be a great addition to the Town of Essex team.”

In the new Deputy CAO position, Chris will work closely with the CAO and be responsible for providing corporate leadership and oversight of all Town operations. The Deputy CAO will contribute to strategic decision-making, coordinate interdepartmental programs and projects, and fill in as CAO during absences. The newly-created position will also assist with succession planning and building leadership capacity within the Town.

Chris will continue his work as Director, Infrastructure and Development Services. He will also continue to oversee the Planning and Development department until the appointment of a Director, Development Services.

Chris is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Ontario and Michigan. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Master Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business.

Chris’ appointment is effective November 5, 2018.