Justin Rousseau appointed Interim CAO for Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Council has appointed Justin Rousseau as Interim Chief Administrative Officer, effective June 26, 2024.

Rousseau has been a part of the Municipality of Lakeshore since 2021, initially serving as Corporate Leader and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In 2024, he advanced to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer.

"Council and I are confident that Justin can build on our successes and deliver our vision while continuing to provide outstanding leadership to our talented team members," said Mayor Tracey Bailey.

"As a leader, Justin has managed critical portfolios such as the annual budget, financial reporting, asset management, and human resources. This experience makes him an ideal candidate to lead the municipality as we embark on our search for a permanent CAO."

Rousseau, a native of Essex County, earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and began his municipal career in 2014 as Director of Finance for the Town of Amherstburg. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master's Master's Certificate in Municipal Leadership from York University.

An update on the recruitment for a permanent CAO is expected in the coming weeks.

Matt Weingarden, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Tilbury Times Reporter, Tilbury Times Reporter